Criminal Justice Authors

February 23, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) Police-Writers.com is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books.  The website added three NYPD authors who made significant contributions to the field of criminal justice. 

Joseph Fink’s 30 year law enforcement career with the New York City Police Department culminated with his retirement at the rank of Deputy Inspector.  Joseph Fink received his education at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and would return there after his retirement to serve as a professor of Police Science.   Joseph Fink is the co-author of The Community and the Police: Conflict or Cooperation. 

Lloyd George Sealy became a New York City Police Officer in 1942.  While working full-time he earned a BA degree in sociology and a law degree from Brooklyn law School.  In 1962, Lloyd George Sealy was promoted to the rank of captain and he ultimately became the first African American New York City Police Officer to take command of a precinct in Harlem.  In 1966, he became the first African American Chief Inspector and the first African American commander of the Brooklyn North Patrol Area. 

In 1969, Lloyd George Sealy left the NYPD to become an Associate Professor of Law and Police Science at John Jay College.  Later, he would serve three terms as the chair of that department at John Jay College.  Lloyd George Sealy is the author of The Problems of Black Police Executives and Minority Recruitment for the State of Tennessee, Department of Safety; and, the co-author of The Community and the Police: Conflict or Cooperation. 

Robert Gallati, a depression era lawyer, turned to police work as an alternative to hard times.  When he began the police academy, he already had a law degree from Fordham University and a Master’s from St. John’s University.  By 1962, he had risen to the rank of Assistant Chief Inspector and was named the NYPD Chief of Planning.   

In 1964, he took a leave of absence from the NYPD to become the first director of the New York State Identification and Intelligence System.  For the next eight years he developed the computerized fingerprint system that would become the model for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Robert Gallati returned to the NYPD, retiring in 1973.  He then served as a Deputy Police Commissioner in Mount Vernon (New York) and later as a the Chief of Police for the Brockton Police Department (Massachusetts).  Robert Gallati died in 1996. 

He is the co-author of Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and co-author of Criminal Interrogation; and, the author of Introduction to Private Security and A plan for the Utilization of Lieutenants as Platoon Commanders in Selected Precincts in the Police Department, city of New York. 

Police-Writers.com now hosts 853 police officers (representing 382 police departments) and their 1798  police books in 32 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.  Contact Information:Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPAeditor@police-writers.com909.599.7530

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