California Police Officers

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 from California. 

Seth Goldstein was a police officer for the Berkeley Police Department for 13 years.  During his time with the Berkeley Police Department he served in Patrol, Service and the Detective Division.  On the Berkeley Police Department, Seth Goldstein worked for two years as a juvenile officer. Seth Goldstein is the Executive Director of the Child Abuse Forensic Institute, which he founded in 1992. The Institute assists parents in Family Law, Juvenile, and Personal Injury matters wherein child abuse allegations have arisen.  Seth Goldstein is the author of The Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Practical Guide to Assessment, Investigation, and Intervention and Investigating Child Sexual Exploitation: Law Enforcement’s Role; and, the co-author of Raising Safe Kids in an Unsafe World: 30 Simple Ways to Prevent Your Child from Being Lost, Abducted, or Abused. 

According to the book description of The Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Practical Guide to Assessment, Investigation, and Intervention, the “Second Edition discusses the new and different developments in the manifestation of problems involved in investigation and assessment of sexual cases and offers advice on dealing with these issues. This updated and completely revised handbook guides anyone who needs to investigate or assess child sexual abuse allegations through the essential steps of enquiry.” 

Samuel Chapman has served as a Berkeley Police Department police officer, a police consultant, an assistant professor in the School of Police Administration at Michigan State University, and as undersheriff of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Portland, Oregon. In 1965 he was named assistant director of President Johnson’s Commission on Law Enforcement Administration and Justice. 

After the 1967 report, Samuel Chapman was appointed professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma in the Police Administration Program, where he served for 24 years.  Samuel Chapman is an expert on police use of deadly force and the use of canine units.  Samuel G. Chapman is the author, co-author or editor of ten books: Police Dogs in North America; Cops, Killers and Staying Alive: The Murder of Police Officers in America; Police Patrol: Operations and Management; Police Administration: A Critical Study of Police Organizations in the United States and Abroad; Police Patrol Readings; An Analysis of Assaults on Police Officers in Forty-Six Cities; A Descriptive Profile of the Assault Incident; Dogs in Police Work in Oklahoma; Introduction and Methodology to the Study of Police Assaults in the South Central United States; Police Murders and Effective Countermeasures 

Andrew O’Hara is a retired California Highway Patrol patrolman who spent much of his boyhood and career in the Sacramento Valley.  He is the author of The Swan: Tales of the Sacramento Valley.  According to the book description, “Much has been written about the rich history of the Sacramento Valley – the Gold Rush of 1849, Sutter’s Fort, the Donner Party and the Pony Express. The Swan” brings you tales inspired by the people who live in the valley today: their dreams, their hopes and loves, their weaknesses and their personal tragedies. Beginning with two children who meet in a field under the stars to face life and death together, author Andrew O’Hara explores how ordinary people face extraordinary challenges with quiet determination and unseen heroism.” now hosts 890 police officers (representing 385 police departments) and their 1867  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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