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Hard Corners, with host Tom Synan

Hard Corners is a term used on SWAT missions when clearing buildings and rooms, referring to places where hidden dangers and challenges lay in wait.

Host and nationally renowned southern Ohio Police Chief Tom Synan calls his podcast "Hard Corners" because of the difficulties and challenges he discusses during this engaging and heartfelt show' produced by Jesse Waits.

Tom engages in tough conversations about addiction, law enforcement, and other topics, with empathy for all.

Follow Tom's columns and podcasts here at Postindustrial.


Tom Synan Jr. is the chief of the police for the Village of Newtown, in Hamilton County, Ohio. In 2015, he helped form the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition, now the Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition. In 2017, he testified at a Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Investigations hearing about the impact that synthetic opiates have had on the country. His career and work with the opiate epidemic has been recorded and archived in the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C.

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