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The Steve Warneke Show

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. 

Jun 27, 2020

PTSD, Cumulative Trauma, and Law Enforcement Distress Syndrome. How the job of police officer is creating a divide in America. Simulcast live on WFTL and Facebook!

This is the final episode in our 4 part series on Policing in America. If you want to find out more or hear past episodes, head to 


Jun 20, 2020

Part 3/4 of Policing in America - The Existing Systems of Policing and Oversight. Today, we talk about police use of force. Who examines it? Who reviews it? What oversight is in place? Hear chilling police audio of a shootout and a breakdown of the current levels of transparency. To hear more of the Policing in...


Jun 13, 2020

Who are our police? Come inside the station with me. This is part of an on-going series on Policing in America on 850 WFTL from an award-winning author, Emmy winning producer, and police expert.


Jun 6, 2020

We look at the George Floyd case, Justice, reform, and gives a perspective much of America is not talking about...all from a retired sergeant. How do we move forward? This is part one of a four-part series on policing in America.


Jun 2, 2020

First, a retired sergeant reacts to the Minnesota violence. Then, are you going to be flying during the pandemic? We have an airline reporter w/ the latest updates you need to know before you go. Last but not least, cut your grocery bill in half! You got a Krazy Coupon expert here to help you save 50-90% off!