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Sirius XM Radio recently announced the launch of The Badge with Howard Safir , a provocative, six-week series hosted by the former Police Commissioner of New York City on which he will offer his insight on the drama, heroism and challenges faced by law enforcement officials today. In addition, subscribers will have the opportunity to call in to The Badge and ask everything they ever wanted to know about police officers, criminals and what it takes to keep society safe.
The Badge with Howard Safir will launch on Sunday, January 29 at 11:00 am ET on SiriusXM Stars (channel 107) with special guest former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Safir served as Police Commissioner during Giuliani’s administration for four years and has worked with Giuliani for over four decades on national and international law enforcement matters.
In the wide-ranging interview, they take on issues including gun control, career criminals, homegrown terrorists, leadership in the aftermath of 9/11 and discuss their first-hand experience surrounding President Ronald Reagan’s assassination attempt. The Badge will air Sundays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET through Sunday, March 4. Select video clips of Safir’s interview with Giuliani are available at www.siriusxm.com/stars.
On upcoming shows, Safir will be joined by current and former police chiefs, agents, decorated officers, prosecutors, issue advocates and other top-level insiders. They will offer listeners advice on how to stay safe and what to do if you are the victim of a crime, and explore topics including: what exactly happens when someone is arrested, realities and myths of popular television shows like CSI, cybercrime and protecting your identity, career criminals and the complexities of letting repeat offenders walk.
Each week, Safir will honor fallen officers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. He will also pay tribute to officers whose valor and courage have made them heroes in their communities. “I am excited to have a national platform on which to share the bravery and hard work of our law enforcement officials and give listeners the chance to ask anything of some of the best in our field,” said Howard Safir.
“Many of our listeners are fascinated by the world of America’s police. Howard Safir has amazing experience, insight and some great stories; he and his guests will bring police on the radio to a new level and our listeners will get answers to everything they wanted to know, but were afraid to ask,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.
Safir’s notable career in both the public and private sectors includes Police Commissioner of New York City, Director of Operations for the United States Marshals Service, Chief of the federal Witness Protection program, Assistant Director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Fire Commissioner of New York City, Chairman and CEO of Bode Technology Group and consultant to the Chairman of ChoicePoint.
Mr. Safir currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of Vigilant Resources International (VRI) and is on the Board of Verint Systems and Lexis-Nexis Special Services.