Scott Medlin – Balancing Life Beyond the Badge: Journey from Officer to Author

I had the pleasure of welcoming back Scott Medlin, a retired police officer, Marine veteran, author, and speaker. We discussed his journey into law enforcement, his passion for writing books, and his mission to help officers improve their mental health and well-being.

Scott shared his experience leaving law enforcement after 15 years to focus on his family and career as a speaker and educator. We also explored the challenges of transitioning out of the profession and the importance of officers taking care of themselves and focusing on solutions, rather than problems.

We delved into Scott's journey as a successful author, discussing his four published books and his upcoming book that will encompass various aspects of policing. Scott also shared his experiences as a stay-at-home dad and the importance of balancing work and family life, particularly in high-stress professions like law enforcement.

In this episode, we also discussed the power of taking action, self-reflection, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We emphasized the need for honesty and self-improvement, as well as staying physically active and maintaining a positive mindset. Don't miss this insightful conversation with Scott Medlin on the Off Duty Podcast!

About Scott Medlin

  • 15 Yrs in LE
  • Successful Author & Speaker
  • Host of The 10 Code Mindset Podcast
  • Previous Episode 42
  • Marine Veteran
  • North Carolina

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(0:00:00) – Leaving Law Enforcement for Family

(0:07:24) – Police Officer Impact on Family

(0:17:04) – The Power of Taking Action

(0:28:17) – Self-Reflection and Active Life

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