Steve honorably retired after over 15 years on the Denver Police Department. During that time, he worked in 5 of the 6 districts as a street officer. His assignments included neighborhood police officer, field training officer, financial crimes detective, sergeant, internal affairs investigator, trained and certified hostage negotiator, and a supervisor in the social media and media relations department.
Steve has won 2 Heartland Emmy Awards and 4 Edward R Murrow Awards for his outstanding work with the Denver Police Department 's media relations efforts. He was also a recipient of 2 Denver Police Department Distinguished Service Cross Medals and was he was nominated for a Presidential Medal of Valor.
Steve was the first openly gay talk show host on Denver's premier 50,000-watt clear-channel radio station 850 KOA. You can find Steve now as a police expert on various different media outlets.
Steve's latest project involves assisting police officers by providing research and support for those suffering from Law Enforcement Distress Syndrome.
Why is there so much confusion about Stop and Frisk? What is it?
What have the courts said about it? Why is it so controversial.
Author of From Boy To Blue, Steve Warneke, answers these
questions and more in his latest podcast.