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Search Result: Books for Cops

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Book Review: 'If There Were Any Victims'

July 27, 2012
Author Bill Louis says Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff's Office never investigated hundreds of crimes in the town of El Mirage, Ariz., which it was contracted to do from 2005 to 2007, and Louis was left to pick up the pieces after the fact.

Realistic Optimism

July 10, 2012

Real optimism isn't just expecting good things to happen; it is how you internally explain to yourself the bad things that happen and what you do about them. Everyone is going to suffer bad events.

Facing Violence

June 28, 2012

Sgt. Rory Miller, a retired Multnomah County (Ore.) Sheriff's corrections deputy, wrote "Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected" as a follow-up to his earlier "Meditations on Violence." In his interview with POLICE, he explains "the monkey dance," provides a counter-ambush strategy, and discusses how officers can break "the freeze" that may occur when engaging a violent suspect.

Can Education Cure Gang Members?

June 13, 2012
There seems to be an illogical perception in the U.S. that "bad guys," especially those associated with criminal gangs, are dumb—or at least uneducated. But education is not an elixir to cure the diseases of immorality or an upbringing steeped in situational ethics. It can't teach the gift of empathy for another human being.

Decision-Making Traps

June 12, 2012

Law enforcement is filled with decision-making. You need to go deeper in your understanding of this near art form. To improve your own skills, you need to learn about decision-making traps and how to use this knowledge to your advantage.

Take Time to Play

June 8, 2012

In his book, "Play," Stuart Brown, M.D., explains how play doesn't just reduce our stress and open our minds, it also exercises and grows our brains. Yep, to grow some brain, play a game.

Oklahoma City Bombing

May 30, 2012

A deeper look at the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995 is provided by Andrew Gumbel and Roger G. Charles in "Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed and Why It Still Matters." The authors construct a detailed account of the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building by Timothy McVeigh and others, as well as giving new details about one of the most wide-ranging federal law enforcement investigations in history.

Developing a Warrior Mindset

May 24, 2012

A mindset is developed when you employ a fixed mental attitude that predetermines your response to a given situation. For example, your attitudes toward something help develop your response or approach. Your mindset becomes your approach.

Retired CHP Officer Claims Cover-Up In Zodiac Killer Case

May 16, 2012
In "The Zodiac Killer Cover Up," former California Highway Patrol Officer Lyndon Lafferty claims there was a massive law enforcement coverup that prevented the killer from being caught.

Taggers and Graffiti Culture

April 24, 2012

San Bernardino (Calif.) Police Sgt. Dwight Waldo, one of law enforcement's foremost graffiti enforcement investigators, discusses the five types of graffiti, explains how to gather intel to identify messages, and tells patrol officers what they need to include in a vandalism report. Sgt. Waldo's book, "Taggers and the Graffiti Culture," is proprietary training material.

Video: A Book Review, Dumbass Video, and Two Rants

April 19, 2012
Today's cops must deal with jackasses baiting them into taking reasonable actions and old-guard officers bent on telling them how much harder it was in earlier times.

Battleground NYC: Countering Terrorism

March 28, 2012

New York City has long been a breeding ground for spies, saboteurs, and terrorists who view it as a top target. In his "Battleground New York City," Thomas Reppetto covers post-9/11 police strategies and recounts law enforcement's efforts to thwart terrorists and covert operators since 1861. Reppetto focuses on the coordinated efforts of the NYPD, Secret Service, and FBI to counter these threats.

Leading Warriors and Covert Ops

March 26, 2012
Managing a successful clandestine operation usually requires coordination, information sharing, familiarity with the terrain and, if it involves Islamist counter-terror tactics, an understanding of Muslim friend or foe.

Teamwork Minus the B.S.

March 20, 2012

We live in an age of political correctness where saying the right things seems to have more value than doing the right things. People use catch phrases to draw attention to themselves and make them seem wise and caring.

The Checklist

March 12, 2012

I was recently reading how more and more professions are turning to checklists to improve safety. I have been advocating just this kind of practice for law enforcement for decades.

The North Hollywood Bank Robbery

February 28, 2012

Officer John Caprarelli was one of the first Los Angeles Police Department officers to arrive at the scene of the Bank of America in North Hollywood on Feb. 28, 1997. Officer Caprarelli gives a personal first-hand account of the 44-minute gun battle with two heavily armed suspects in his new book, "Uniform Decisions." Officer Caprarelli discusses other events during his 27-year LAPD career.

Chronicling the Stories of 9/11 Responders

February 8, 2012
While representing the board of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), I attended a lecture given by Dr. Benjamin Luft, the author of a wonderful book that tells the personal stories of 9/11 responders called "We're Not Leaving."

Glock: Rise of America's Gun

January 23, 2012

Paul Barrett, a firearms industry reporter, discusses his book, "Glock: The Rise of America's Gun." Barrett tells the story of the obscure Austrian curtain-rod maker who produced an innovative gun that was reliable and easy to operate. He explains how and why Glock became the dominant police sidearm.

One Book You'll Want To Read

January 10, 2012
My editor asked me the other day what single book I would recommend to any young officer coming on the job. It was a simple answer; it doesn't matter whether you're a student, rookie, veteran officer, instructor or chief. You should read, "A Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi.

The War Correspondent: Sylvia Longmire

November 9, 2011

Author Sylvia Longmire has been studying Mexico's drug and human smuggling operations for much of her life.

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