Over 1800 Police Books

March 9, 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 four NYPD police officers, the website now lists 870 police officers and 1819 police books.

 Rufus Schatzberg, Ph.D. is a retired New York Police Department detective first grade and the author of Black Organized Crime in Harlem: 1920-1930; and, co-author of African American Organized Crime and Handbook of Organized Crime in the United States. According to the description of Handbook of Organized Crime in the United States, “This handbook discusses the definitions and historical background of organized crime, theories and research, specific crime groups and their operations, and law enforcement strategies to counter organized crime. Both the excellent introduction and 21 chapters provide background and analysis for each subject.”  

Carey Spearman joined the U.S. Army in 1965.  He served in Vietnam in 1967, assigned to the 44th Medical Group, 616th Medical Company.  After his discharge, he would join the New York Police Department in 1973.  He was promoted to detective, and to the rank of Sergeant in the police department and distinguished himself in undercover narcotics work and as supervisor of NYPD‘s Staten Island Community Affairs Division.

Carey Spearman retired from the New York Police Department in 1995 with twenty-five years of service. In 1997 he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University, New York. Carey Spearman is the co-author of Vietnam Veteran’s Homecoming: Crossing the Line and 36 Years and a Wake-up: An American Returns to Vietnam. According to the book description of Vietnam Veterans’ Homecoming: Crossing the Line “is a thoughful and moving account of the impact that the Vietnam War had on one veteran’s life. Medic Carey Spearman‘s emotional message will resonate in the hearts and souls of each and every veteran that picks up this book, and enlighten anyone that did not live through the war.” 

Jerry Strollo, CPP, is a security consultant and retired NYPD Captain. He owns/operates REMS Training, Inc a certified FSD and security guard training school. Jerry Strollo is the co-author of Management and Supervision of Law Enforcement Personnel.  William F. Walsh, Ph.D. is the director of the Southern Police Institute and professor in the Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. 

William Walsh has a BA in Behavioral Sciences, MA in Criminal Justice and a PhD in Sociology.  Dr. William Walsh is responsible for all educational and professional development course offerings of the Southern Police Institute.  Dr. William Walsh’s is a former member of the New York Police Department where he served for 21 years. 

He is the author of Supervision of Police Personnel: A Performance Based Approach; and, a co-author of Police Administration; Strategic Management in Policing: A Total Quality Management Approach; and, Organizational Behavior and Management in Law Enforcement. According to the description of Organizational Behavior and Management in Law Enforcement, “This absolutely outstanding book overcomes the obstacles and impediments that beset so many others in the field of police management. Its clear, concise presentation and realistic and very thorough overview of contemporary law enforcement organizations and managerial issues make this a tightly written book that manages to cover all the relevant major topics in contemporary law enforcement management.” 

Police-Writers.com now hosts 870 police officers (representing 383 police departments) and their 1819  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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