Jason Lacayo: The Realities of Being a NYPD Cop

Jason Lacayo has been a police officer for 19 years and is currently part of the mental health outreach team. He is also the co-host of Inside the Labyrinth podcast powered by Reps for Responders, which is an organization that helps first responders and the families of first responders get services. On this episode, Jason dives into the following topics with Michael Chernow: 6:10 - The experience of being a cop in NYC 13:27 - What sets Jason up for success 16:17 - Protecting your mental space despite the tough things you see 24:02 - Morning routine 30:18 - There's two sides of mental health 37:45 - The community of the police force 50:02 - How to overcome hardship