400 Things Cops Know

400 Things Cops Know Author Adam Plantinga
ISBN-10 1610352173
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher Quill Driver Books
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A veteran police sergeant offers his truthful and sometimes amusing observations of the dangers, frustrations, rewards, and unglamorous reality of life as a policeman.

What Cops Know

What Cops Know Author Connie Fletcher
ISBN-10 9780671750404
Year 1992-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Offers a distillation of police life and lore, drawing on the experiences of Chicago cops to present the often surprising knowledge they acquire and the methods they employ in their line of work

Cop in the Hood

Cop in the Hood Author Peter Moskos
ISBN-10 1400832268
Year 2009-08-03
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see. In Cop in the Hood, Moskos reveals the truths he learned on the midnight shift. Through Moskos's eyes, we see police academy graduates unprepared for the realities of the street, success measured by number of arrests, and the ultimate failure of the war on drugs. In addition to telling an explosive insider's story of what it is really like to be a police officer, he makes a passionate argument for drug legalization as the only realistic way to end drug violence--and let cops once again protect and serve. In a new afterword, Moskos describes the many benefits of foot patrol--or, as he calls it, "policing green."

101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become a Cop

101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become a Cop Author James Richard Warner
ISBN-10 9780595351367
Year 2005-09
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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The real world of law enforcement often bears little similarity to the action-packed police dramas depicted on television and in the movies. Many people who are drawn into a career in law enforcement have little knowledge about the trials and tribulations faced by police officers in contemporary society. Author James Warner offers an objective point of view on this crisis in his insightful book 101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become A Cop.With a diverse background including over nineteen years of experience as a police officer, traffic officer, police supervisor, and field-training supervisor, Warner delivers an honest portrayal of the negative aspects of law enforcement. He has spent numerous years collecting true-life experiences from present and retired officers-and from ex-police officers who resigned from the force. Some of the stories include: The Heavy Badge Syndrome Injuries on the Job The Quasi-Military Nature of Law Enforcement Marriage Is a Hobby 101 Reasons Why Not To Become A Cop is a valuable resource for anyone considering a career in law enforcement, as well as a source of humor and comfort for veteran officers.

Into the Kill Zone

Into the Kill Zone Author David Klinger
ISBN-10 9781118429761
Year 2012-06-26
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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What's it like to have the legal sanction to shoot and kill? This compelling and often startling book answers this, and many other questions about the oft-times violent world inhabited by our nation's police officers. Written by a cop-turned university professor who interviewed scores of officers who have shot people in the course of their duties, Into the Kill Zone presents firsthand accounts of the role that deadly force plays in American police work. This brilliantly written book tells how novice officers are trained to think about and use the power they have over life and death, explains how cops live with the awesome responsibility that comes from the barrels of their guns, reports how officers often hold their fire when they clearly could have shot, presents hair-raising accounts of what it's like to be involved in shoot-outs, and details how shooting someone affects officers who pull the trigger. From academy training to post-shooting reactions, this book tells the compelling story of the role that extreme violence plays in the lives of America's cops.

Arresting Communication

Arresting Communication Author Jim Glennon
ISBN-10 9780615871257
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher Calibre Press
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Arresting Communication: The Academy Edition was written by Lt. Jim Glennon a 30 year law enforcement veteran who also taught at a Police Academy for 12 years. The book can be used by academies as a blueprint for training as well as by recruit officers looking for the tools necessary to communicate effectively during any type of interaction. It includes subjects such as: body language, proxemics, detecting deception, how to get confessions, developing rapport, avoiding citizen complaints, and understanding the fundamental needs of the Human Animal. In addition, the book advises those entering the profession on how to make it through the Academy as well as the subsequent Probation Period that follows graduation and employment.

The Tactical Edge

The Tactical Edge Author Charles Remsberg
ISBN-10 093587805X
Year 1986
Pages 543
Language en
Publisher
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This book details tactics and techniques for controlling life-threatening situations encountered on police patrol. Mental conditioning for dealing with life-threatening situations is considered under the topics of the mind-body partnership, the control of the stress and relaxation responses to crises, and the development of heightened awareness. A review of tactical thinking considers threat assessment, thought processes, and analyzing a tactic. Detailed descriptions of tactics for potentially life-threatening situations encompass building searches, barricaded subjects, armed robbery responses, vehicle stops, domestic disturbances, and hostage situations. Tactical descriptions compare what to do and not to do under various circumstances. Techniques of physical control for assaultive persons cover tactical positioning, escort control, pressure points, countermeasures, neck restraint, and handcuffing. The concluding chapter presents tips on maintaining mental and tactical conditioning as practiced by police officers who have functioned well in life-threatening situations. 158 additional readings.

The Job

The Job Author Steve Osborne
ISBN-10 9780385539630
Year 2015-04-21
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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“HOW YA DOIN’?” With these four syllables, delivered in an unmistakably authentic New York accent, Steve Osborne has riveted thousands of people at the legendary storytelling venue The Moth (and many tens of thousands more via YouTube) with his hilarious, profane, and touching tales from his twenty years as an NYPD street cop. Steve Osborne is the real deal, people: the tough, streetwise New York cop of your dreams, one with a big, big heart. Kojak? NYPD Blue? Law & Order? Fuggedaboudem! The Job blows them out of the water. Steve Osborne has seen a thing or two in his years in the NYPD—some harmless, some definitely not. In “Stakeout,” Steve and his partner mistake a Manhattan dentist for an armed robbery suspect, and reduce the man to a puddle of snot and tears when questioning him. In “Mug Shot,” the mother of a suspected criminal makes a strange request and provides a sobering reminder of the humanity at stake in his profession. And in “Home,” the image of Steve’s family provides the adrenaline he needs to fight for his life when assaulted by two armed and violent crackheads. From stories about his days as a rookie cop to the time spent patrolling in the Anti-Crime Unit—and his visceral, harrowing recollections of working during the weeks after 9/11—The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop captures the humanity, the absurdity, and the dark humor of police work, as well as the bravery of those who do it. These stories will speak to those nostalgic for the New York City of the 1980s and ’90s, a bygone era when the city was a crazier, more dangerous (and possibly more interesting) place. From the Hardcover edition.

Smart on Crime

Smart on Crime Author Kamala Harris
ISBN-10 9780811876193
Year 2010-07-01
Pages 205
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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The old approaches to fighting crime just aren't working. Two thirds of people released from prison commit anothercrime within two years. In Smart on Crime, career prosecutor Kamala D. Harris shatters the old distinctions, rooted in false choices and myths, and offers a compelling argument for how to make the criminal justice system truly, not just rhetorically, tough. Harris spells out the necessary shifts that will increase public safety, reduce costs, and strengthen our communities when our politicians and law enforcement officials learn how to become tough and smart on crime.

Advanced Patrol Tactics

Advanced Patrol Tactics Author Michael T. Rayburn
ISBN-10 9781889031545
Year 2001
Pages 178
Language en
Publisher Looseleaf Law Publications
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A wealth of training information that's proven, practical and straight from the street! Spans everything from tactics for shooting on the move, surviving low-light armed encounters, clearing a variety of buildings and safely handling domestic disputes to controlling the emotional elements of law enforcement work, mentally preparing for a life-and-death confrontation and surviving an unexpected off-duty encounter.

Street Smarts

Street Smarts Author Jim Randel
ISBN-10 9780984441877
Year 2011
Pages 125
Language en
Publisher RAND Media Co
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A collection of 125 life lessons and information that successful people have identified as critical for young adults to understand. A book of real world wisdom from the school of hard knocks. This book gives the reader an edge to the path of success in today's highly competitive and challenging job climate. A wonderful resource for College Graduates, Career Developement, Senior Class and Academic Affairs.

Cops

Cops Author Mark Baker
ISBN-10 9780671685515
Year 1995-07-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Based on interviews with more than one hundred police officers, a cross-section representing male and female officers, small town and big city cops, Blacks and whites, patrolmen and anti-terrorist specialists, the author reveals the worlds of the police

Force Under Pressure

Force Under Pressure Author Laurence E. Blum
ISBN-10 1930051123
Year 2000
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Lantern Books
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In Force Under Pressure, Dr. Lawrence Blum, who has devoted his life's work to the survival and wellness of "those who serve," describes the sources of danger, injuries, and victory to police officers in a down-to-earth, readable style. Blum argues that there are missing ingredients in the training and socialization of police officers. These ingredients include techniques and tools to condition the officer s decision-making and concentration during conditions of emergency; internal controls necessary to maintain the will to survive; and aids that will prevent officers being defeated by any threat. Distressing and/or disturbing physical and psychological reactions are common in a police officer's workday, and the officer must be prepared for them. Blum's work has uncovered many of the casues of compromise to officer safety and wellness, and he contends that police officers will be well prepared to cope with unanticipated or rapidly changing encounters if they possess the right tools and the know-how to command and control field encounters and life's pressures. Here Blum provides practical tools for survival in law enforcement, by combining his clinical knowledge with true stories of police officers for an attention-grabbing and informative book."

Verbal Judo

Verbal Judo Author George J. Thompson, PhD
ISBN-10 0060577657
Year 2004-03-02
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Improve communication, resolve conflicts, and avoid the most common conversational disasters through simple, easily remembered strategies that deflect and redirect negative behaviour. Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.

True Blue

True Blue Author Sgt. Randy Sutton
ISBN-10 1429991674
Year 2005-03-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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After September 11, 2001 Las Vegas Police Sergeant Randy Sutton began soliciting writing from law enforcement officers-his goal being to bridge the gap between the police and those they serve, with a book that offers a broad and thoughtful look at the many facets of police life. Hundreds of active and former officers responded from all over the United States: men and women from big cities and small towns, some who had written professionally, but most for the first time. Sutton culled the selections into five categories: The Beat, Line of Duty, War Stories, Officer Down, and Ground Zero. The result is True Blue, a collection of funny, charming, exciting, haunting stories about murder investigations, missing children, bungling burglars, car chases, lonely and desperate shut-ins, routine traffic stops, officers killed in the line of duty, and the life-changing events of September 11. Here, officers reveal their emotions-fear and pride, joy and disgust, shame and love-as they recount the defining moments of their careers. In these stories, the heart and soul behind the badge shines through in unexpected ways. True Blue will change the way we think about the deeply human realm of police service.