February 2024

Web Submission:

Dear Ashley Flowers and Brit,

I wanted to reach out and let you know that I’ve been an avid Crime Junkie listener since I was in the Police Academy in 2019. I come from a family of first responders, and we all love your podcast and often have discussions about cases or crime trends regarding your work.

I wanted to let you know that we are listening and even using your information to help educate ourselves to help better serve and protect the communities we work for. As an example of this:

I recently helped a young victim of “sextortion” who had come into the police department where I am employed. They were courageous and told me all the details about what they were going through. I felt equipped to handle this situation with empathy and knowledge of resources. I was also happy to be the responding officer to this victim because I knew I would give them the best service possible, help them not feel alone, and provide proper support. I even printed out the resources from your recent episodes “BWBRSA: Sextortion” / “EXPERT ON: Safety from Online Sex Abuse,” including the “Crisis Text Line,” “Cyber Tipline,” NCMEC Take It Down, FBI Tipline, and RAINN Tipline.

I wanted to send a warm thank you and pay on the back for everything you guys do!

PS: Santa even brought me some of your recent merch this year 🙂

Be Weird, Be Rude, and Stay Alive!
Officer MC