Cop “how-to” books

March 23, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books.  The website added three police officers who have written text books on law enforcement subjects. 

Henry DeGeneste had a distinguished twenty three year career at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey where he served as the Director of Public Safety and Superintendent of Police. Henry DeGeneste received his Bachelors in Business Management from Adelphi University. He is a David Rockefeller Fellow and a Leadership New Jersey Fellow. Henry DeGeneste is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Executive Institute IX, and of the Rutgers University Criminal Institute. Throughout his career he has held leadership positions in many national and international organizations. Henry DeGeneste has also served as an adjunct professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is a frequent guest lecturer at major colleges and universities as an expert on crisis and emergency management. Henry DeGeneste also has acted as a consultant to Scotland Yard, Interpol, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Henry DeGeneste has had numerous articles published in professional journals and co-authored Policing Transportation Facilities. 

Lieutenant Frank Colaprete began his law enforcement career with the Rochester Police Department (New York) in 1985.  He has been assigned to patrol, research, training, administration, internal affairs, and investigative support. Dr. Frank Colaprete earned his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University where his research interests have been primarily in police science and operational issues.   Dr. Frank Colaprete has been an adjunct professor of criminal justice studies and institute partner for the Criminal Justice Department and Institute for Public Safety Policy Studies respectively, at the State University of New York College at Brockport since 2000. Frank Colaprete is the author of Internal Investigations: A Practitioner’s Approach. 

According to the book description of Internal Investigations: A Practitioner’s Approach “Throughout the history of law enforcement, the internal investigation process has held the most negative connotation of any investigation conducted by law enforcement personnel. As we progress through the new millennium, the need for efficient and effective law enforcement services and practices grows ever more critical. The goal of this book is to demonstrate this need for proper and complete internal investigations, and to teach the entry level and tenured police supervisor the form and function of the internal investigations process.” 

Thomas Brandon is a Deputy Inspector with the Suffolk County Police Department (New York). He is a graduate of the U.S. Army and Federal Bureau of Investigation Hazardous Devices School.  Thomas Brandon is the co-author of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Response and Investigation.  According to the book description of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Response and Investigation, “This book is designed to provide law enforcement personnel with response guidelines and evidence gathering techniques that may be utilized when responding to an incident involving the use or threatened use of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). The first part of the book addresses the actions to be taken by the first law enforcement personnel arriving at the scene of a WMD incident.” now hosts 882 police officers (representing 385 police departments) and their 1846  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.


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