EP 49 – Every Police Officer Has a Story to Tell – Patrick Fitzgibbons

If you're into mindset then you're going to enjoy this interview with retired police officer and military veteran, Patrick Fitzgibbons. Patrick and I really get into the topic of how important mindset is in the law enforcement profession.

Patrick who is a author and life coach, shares some really good tips for LEOs whose mindset may not be at its best and what they can done to get to a better place.

We also discuss, how important it is for police officers to share their individual stories and struggles. Patrick thinks that creating a podcast, is a great way for officers to share their story.

Because those stories can be a testimony for someone, who may be going through something similar.


  • 23+ Years in Law Enforcement
  • Lives in Colorado
  • Host of CJ Evolution Podcast
  • Life Coach
  • Published author of “Evolve”
  • Public speaker



01:48 Lead Off Question: “Why Law Enforcement?” After being down at Fort Bragg with the 82nd airborne, Patrick knew he wanted to serve the community and becoming a police officer was his answer to do that.

07:23 Dig Deeper: This is the part of the podcast were I dig into the guest's social media and I crafte questions around 3-5 of those posts. Below are the post and questions I spoke with Patrick about.

POST – Video of you out for a walking:

“Mindset Evolution Be grateful”

  • What are you most grateful for?
  • Mindset evolution – Can you explain what that means?
  • Why is mindset so important for LEOs?

POST – Screenshot of a ClubHouse event with yourself and John Wiley, which was titled “Why every Police Officer should start a Podcast”:

Are you a current or former Law Enforcement? If yes, then you should start your own podcast

  • When did you start CJ Evolution?
  • Why do you feel it’s important for police officers to start a podcast?
  • What advice would you give someone looking to start a podcast?

POST – Pic of you and your wife on the golf course:

“A great day of golf with my girl at Beaver Creek Golf Club. Blessed.”

  • How long have you guys been married?
  • How did you meet?
  • What’s one thing that you do, that she would say drives her crazy?


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33:04 Random Seven – These are the seven random questions that I put to Jared. These questions are random and electronically created.

  • Would you rather explore space or the deepest part of the ocean?
  • If you had a handful of modeling clay and whatever you made became real, what would you make?
  • If you could read one person’s mind, who would it be?
  • Do you like to plan things out in detail or be spontaneous?
  • In what way are you too hard on yourself?
  • What’s 3 must-haves that you can’t do without, when you take a road trip?
  • What do you hate about the internet?

39:29 This or That – This is my version of a speed round.

  • Pancakes or waffles
  • Morning or night
  • Baseball or volleyball
  • Flip Flops or Sneakers
  • Shower or bath
  • Shopping in-store or online
  • Cats or dogs
  • Giving a gift or receiving a gift
  • Smoothies or milkshakes
  • Loyalty or honesty