1737 Law Enforcement Books

January 5, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) Police-Writers.com is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books.  With the addition of three police officers, the website now lists 1737 books written by 823 police officers  

  Dorothy Schulz is Professor of Law, Police Studies, and Criminal Justice Administration at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She was the first woman captain to serve with the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Police Department and its predecessor department, the Conrail Police Department. Dorothy Schulz is a member of numerous police and academic associations, and has spoken at conferences of the International Association of Women Police, Women in Federal Law Enforcement, the National Center for Women & Policing, the Senior Women Officers of Great Britain, and the Canadian Police College. Dorothy Schulz is the author of From Social Worker to Crimefighter: Women in United States Municipal Policing and Breaking the Brass Ceiling: Women Police Chiefs and Their Paths to the Top. 

According to a review of Breaking the Brass Ceiling: Women Police Chiefs and Their Paths to the Top, in Law Enforcement News, “Schulz has written a readable, straightforward book about female police chief executives. The subject is the changing role of women in the traditionally male-dominated field of law enforcement, and the book includes numerous biographical sketches of women who have risen to the top in the challenging world of policing. Schulz notes that it is only in the last two decades that women have moved into the top ranks of police management, whether as municipal police chiefs, county sheriffs, or colonels in state police agencies. Currently about 1 percent (200 or so) of the chiefs and sheriffs are women–unique trailblazers who have managed to break the “brass ceiling.” Schulz clearly predicts that other women will inevitably follow in their footsteps. This well-written, well-researched book should be read by anyone interested in the changing face of policing in the US.  

Joseph Anthony Travers is a graduate of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Academy and a former Hawthorne Police Department (California) police officer.  Joseph Travers is the author of Introduction to Private Investigation. According to the description of Introduction to Private Investigation it “is designed to provide the essential knowledge and procedures needed to operate successfully as a private investigator. It is both an instructional textbook for those individuals desiring a career as a private investigator, and a resource manual that can be an invaluable tool for later reference. The approach is a direct, concise style, which facilitates comprehension by novices as well as experienced private investigators, and makes possible competent and professional performance of all types of private investigation.”  

Detective Sergeant Peter Caram, (ret.) Port Authority Police Department of New York/New Jersey is the former commander and creator of the PAPD Counter-terrorism Unit.  This unique unit was responsible for conducting vulnerability studies throughout the Port of NY/NJ district and was responsible for investigating terrorism and target hardening for the PAPD and its vast properties, bridges, tunnels, airports, buses, trains and related ports and transportation systems in the NY/NJ region.  The unit collected terrorist information and conducted proactive counter-terrorist investigations in conjunction with the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force and affiliated law enforcement agencies.   Sgt. Peter Caram retired after 25 years of service that were primarily spent in the counter-terrorism intelligence field developing intelligence operations and training programs for the Port Authority Police Department. 

 Peter Caram is a member of the International Counter-Terrorist Officers Association and author of The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing: Foresight and Warning, There is No Failure in the World of Jihad, published just after the tragedy of 9/11.  This work has become required reading in many criminal justice courses at universities and police academies. He has been a guest on many television and radio programs as an expert on fundamentalist-terrorism and has been consulted frequently by many governmental agencies including the US Department of State Middle Eastern Crisis Desk.  Sergeant. Peter Caram currently teaches Criminal Justice related courses at Rutgers University in New Jersey. 

Police-Writers.com now hosts 823 police officers (representing 370 police departments) and their 1737 law enforcement books in six categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.

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