Author: Bernard Schaffer
Release Date: 2013-11
"Equal parts biography and instructional guide, Way of the Warrior focuses on the core of the individual officer: the warrior spirit. It discusses how to successfully uphold the law and not lose your mind in the process." -- Publisher website.
Author: George J. Thompson, PhD
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
The Most Dangerous Police Book Ever Written... After Frank O'Ryan gets shot, his first assignment is working with the most disliked man in his police department, Detective Vic Ajax. Ajax isn't like the other cops. He doesn't like them and they don't like him. He hunts drug dealers and pedophiles. Now, Frank will enter a world where being real police means laying so much of your soul on the line, you might not make it out. But as Vic explains, if it keeps a little girl from having to testify about what some monster did to her, it's worth it. Together, they'll resort to any means necessary to take down the scumbags, even if it means employing the interrogative services of a man in a six-foot bunny costume called The Truth Rabbit. Readers the world over have called Superbia's author the 21st Century Ed McBain novel and the successor to Joseph Wambaugh. Both a best-selling author and career police officer, Bernard Schaffer's experience in patrol, narcotics, and investigations has filled the pages with a degree of accuracy and bold, raw, truth that cannot be found in any other work of literature. Often compared to The Wire, the Superbia books have been called the "Most subversive" account of law enforcement since Serpico.
Author: Corey Pegues
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-05-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A "former cop sets the record straight in this ... memoir about his youth selling crack in the '80s with one of NYC's toughest gangs and later rise through the ranks of the NYPD to become a community leader"--
Author: S. A. Kramer
Release Date: 2004-08-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life. Black-and-white line drawings illustrate Magellan's life and voyage, with sidebars and a time line that enhance readers' understanding of the period.
Author: Sgt. Randy Sutton
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Author: Joseph K. Loughlin
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: True Crime
Get a deeper understanding of police shootings through interviews with officers involved in real-life cases Today’s media is filled with discussions about officer-involved shootings. Too often missing from that discussion are the police officers’ voices and the reality of what happens in actual shooting incidents. Through actual interviews with involved officers, this book addresses common myths and misunderstandings about these shootings. Shots Fired is a journey “behind the shield” and the experiences of the real human beings behind the badge. It explores true events through the participants’ own eyes and takes readers inside the minds of officers during the actual event. The officers detail the roller coaster of emotions and severe trauma experienced during and after a shooting event. Along with the intimate, in-depth explorations of the incidents themselves, the book touches the aftermath of police-involved shootings—the debriefings, internal and external investigations, and psychological evaluations. It challenges many commonly held assumptions created by the media such as the meaning of “unarmed” and why the police can’t just “shoot him in the leg,” creating an understanding that reaches beyond slogans such as “hands up, don’t shoot.” The book is valuable reading for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of police shootings—officers and police departments, reporters and politicians, and the public who rely on the police to keep them safe.
Author: Bernard Schaffer
Release Date: 2018-01-14
The Rise of the Old West, Again On a distant planet, at the farthest reaches of the universe, the Old West has risen again. It is a place where outlaws, natives, and gunslingers roam the dusty canyons on massive horse-like creatures called destriers, doing whatever it takes to survive. An intergalactic marshal crash-lands near a small settlement called Seneca 6, and he's not alone. He's got a murderous gang member in his custody. Time is running out, because the rest of the gang is on their way, and they're going to kill every living thing they find when they get there. Lucky for him, Seneca 6 has a few interesting residents who won't go down without a fight. Jem Clayton, the son of a murdered sheriff, has spent most of his life on the run. Now, with the marshal at his side, he'll find a reason to let his guns blaze.
Author: R. Ellison Daren R. Ellison
Release Date: 2009-09
"More of a narcotics patrol bible, this book provides insight and know how only a very experienced dope cop could illustrate. Daren Ellison gives real world examples and situations that can help any patrolman. I found this book logically organized and enjoyable to read. It will likely become your new field patrol manual you can quickly refer to when you are hitting the streets hunting for dope." -Sean Mountjoy Deputy Sheriff Kern County Sheriff's Office For any patrolman who wants to improve his skills when dealing with drug addicts and criminals in general, "Street Level Narcotics" is a must read and should find its place in every law library and patrol squadroom across the country. With twelve years of law enforcement experience and ten years working patrol and street level dope, Daren Ellison brings a unique and unorthodox perspective when dealing with the common problems of drug related crime.
Author: Paul R. Howe
Release Date: 2005-01-01
This book will pursue an honest and frank discussion of leadership and training that is applicable to the military, law enforcement and the business world. It provides accounts of leadership successes and failures under the most severe conditions.
From the first page, readers are told, "None of what you are about to read is true." Over the course of the story, it becomes increasingly clear that The Girl From Tenerife screams with truths about love, loss, and literature. The narrator, swearing that he is not to be trusted, proceeds to unburden himself about the woman he craves, the children he's raising, and the books he feels compelled to write. This rich novel is filled with images of bull-fighting, the ghost of Ernest Hemingway, and the most captivating, alluring woman in recent literature. The Girl From Tenerife is "Quite a feat," (Goodreads) and a "Real romance, a bittersweet, heartbreaking romance that just happened to be wrapped up in a story about a writer trying to be a writer. Very nicely done, more than a few well-turned descriptives, and despite an assertion to the contrary, with more than a ring of truth to it" (Goodreads).
Written for the young children (Ages 1 to 9) of police officers all around the world. A perfect bedtime story, or for just before you head off to the station. In this day and age, little ones hear a lot about police officers outside the home. It's more important than ever to take the time to show them who you really are, and what you really do. Bernard Schaffer is the bestselling author of Way of the Warrior and multiple other titles