City, Transit and State Police

March 16, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) Police-Writers.com is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books.  The website added New York police officers from the City, Transit and State agencies. 

From 1962 to 1970, Richard H. Ward was a member of the New York Police Department, rising to the rank of detective.  After the leaving the NYPD, Richard Ward began an academic career as the Coordintor of Student Activities with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Currently, Richard Ward is the Associate Bice President for Reseach and Special Programs with the Sam Houston State University (Texas).   

Richard Ward is the author of Countering Terrorism: A Manual for Law Enforcement and Introduction to Criminal Investigation.  Richard Ward is the co-author of Homeland Security, Criminal Investigation: A Method of Reconstruction of the Past; Quest for Quality; An Anti-Corruption Manual for Administrators in Law Enforcement; and, Police Robbery Control Manual.  Richard Ward is the editor of Extremist Groups: An Inernational Compilation of Terrorist Organizations, Violent Political Groups, and Issue-Oriented Militant Movements; Terrorism and the New World Disorder; International Terrorism: Operational Issues; Managing Police Corruption: International Perspectives; International Terrorism: The Domestic Response; Police and Law Enforcement; and, Foundations of Criminal Justice. 

According to the book description of Criminal Investigation: A Method of Reconstruction of the Past, “This text presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i.e., a crime) based on three major sources of information—people, physical evidence and records. More than a simplistic introductory text, yet written in an easy-to-read, user-friendly format, it offers a broad approach to criminal investigation. Updates to this edition include reorganization of the material into three sections, the merging of some chapters, and a new chapter on Increasing Threats and Emerging Crime.” 

James Lowney a retired New York City Transit Police Department police officer is the author of Hey Mom, Is Daddy Off?.  According to the book description, he “tells the tales of his youth and growing up in the Bronx during the 1940s and 50s in Hey Mom, Is Daddy Off? He shares his experience of living in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, as well as attending baseball games there and at the Polo Grounds. He describes how it was growing up on the streets of the Bronx, playing street games and leaving the Bronx for Queens to attend high school. Lowney also tells how he met the love of his life, Anita, got married and raised a family while working for the New York City Transit Police Department.” 

Daniel Carlson began his law enforcement career in 1967 as a patrolman with the City of Poughkeepsie, New York Police Department, where he served for two years before joining the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department. In 1970, he joined the New York State Police and progressed through a range of ranks and assignments including Trooper, Sergeant, Zone Sergeant, Lieutenant (Zone Commander), and Uniform Captain. He retired in June, 1988, as the Assistant Director of Training for the New York State Police, in order to assume the position of Manager at the North Central Texas Regional Police Academy in Arlington, Texas.

In November, 1992, Daniel Carlson became Associate Director of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration in Richardson, Texas, where he was appointed Director in September, 2005. Daniel Carlson is author of When Cultures Clash: The Divisive Nature of Police-Community Relations and Suggestions for Improvement and the co-author of Reputable Conduct: Ethical Issues in Policing and Corrections. 

According to the description of Reputable Conduct: Ethical Issues in Policing and Corrections, “This book looks at the peculiar ethical demands in the policing and corrections professions, with particular emphasis on sub-cultural constraints, and how loyalty to colleagues can sometimes cause a sacrifice of individuality. It contains a unique discussion on whether ethics can be taught, covers sensitive, real-life moral dilemmas and the ever-increasing ethical demands placed upon police and corrections professionals. For Chiefs of Police, Jail Wardens/Superintendents, and Principals of Justice Academies.” 

Police-Writers.com now hosts 873 police officers (representing 383 police departments) and their 1836  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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