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The Participation Factor with Chief of Police Jason Lando

Frederick Factor March 15, 2023 539 5

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Show Summary:

Chief of Police for the Frederick Police Department, Jason Lando, has worked fiercely to create initiatives that have strengthened relationships between police and the community. In this episode, we get to know Jason personally and learn about his background, his early dreams of becoming a police officer, his passion for supporting the community, the many initiatives that have helped build bridges in Frederick, and of course — Jason’s Frederick Factor.

Show Notes / Highlights from the Show:
  • What made Jason decide to pursue a police chief opportunity after he was eligible for retirement — and why he chose Frederick
  • The importance of dialogue between law enforcement and the community to bring people together instead of dividing them
  • Why he instills the necessity of relationship-building into each new class of officers 
  • Jason’s experiences in Leadership Maryland, including participating in the powerful Justice Jobs program
  • What the “Crisis Car” initiative is, and how it helps individuals in a mental health crisis
  • How the Multi-Cultural Liaison Unit builds a bridge to help underrepresented communities feel safer to get the support of the police when they need it
  • Jason’s Frederick Factor
Guest Bio:

Chief Jason Lando was selected as the Chief of Police for the Frederick Police Department in March 2021. Jason previously spent 21 years with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, serving his last seven years as Commander. In his capacity as leading one of Pittsburgh’s busiest and most diverse districts, Jason and his team implemented several initiatives to unite police officers and community members. Since arriving in Frederick, Chief Lando has worked with his team to implement several new programs and initiatives. FPD established a mental health co-responder program known as the “Crisis Car” program and a Multi-Cultural Liaison Unit designed to strengthen relationships between police and the community. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Legal Studies from the California University of Pennsylvania. When he is not working, Jason volunteers as a Big Brother to 15-year-old Jayden as part of the Big-Brothers Big-Sisters “Bigs in Blue” program.

Show Links:

Learn more about Platinum PR, the sponsors of Season Two of the Frederick Factor here: www.platinumpr.com

Interested in sponsoring a season of the Frederick Factor? Contact us at info@frederickfactor.com 

For the full transcript, click below:

Transcript S2 Ep3 – Jason Lando

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