Texas Police Books

April 11, 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 law enforcement officials from Texas.

Ron Delord was a patrol officer for the Beaumont Police Department (Texas) from 1969 to 1972. He served as a patrol officer and detective for the Mesquite Police Department (Texas) from 1972 to 1977. In 1977, Ron Delord was one of the founders of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) and was elected its first president. He served nine three year terms. Ron Delord has a BA in Government, MA in Police Science and Administration and a JD.  He has been a licensed attorney in Texas since 1987.  Ron Delord is the co-author of Police Power, Politics and Confrontation: A Guide for the Successful Police Labor Leader.

Mark Stallo has served as a Dallas Police Department police officer for more than 24 years. He is currently a sergeant and has supervised the Crime Analysis Team for 13 years. Mark Stallo one of the founders the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA). He served as Vice President of Membership for the IACA from 1991 to 1994, and as President from 1994 to 2000. As the current Past President, he counsels and advises the IACA Board. He has received training in a number of areas related to crime analysis, crime mapping, and various computer software. Mark Stall has a BS in Criminal Justice, an MS in Management and Administrative Science, and an MPA.

Mark Stallo is the author of Using Microsoft Office to Improve Law Enforcement Operations: Crime Analysis, Community Policing, and Investigations.  Mark Stallo is the co-author of Using Geographic Information Systems in Law Enforcement: Crime Analysis and Community Policing : Using ArcView 3.X; Contemporary Issues, Applications, and Techniques in Crime Analysis; Better Policing With Microsoft Office: Crime Analysis Investigations; and, Crime and Punishment in the Lone Star State.

According to the book description of Using Microsoft Office to Improve Law Enforcement Operations: Crime Analysis, Community Policing, and Investigations, “This book demonstrates how to use Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint to become more effective and efficient in law enforcement applications. The examples presented in this book concentrate on crime analysis, community policing and investigative data. The exercises solve real world problems in law enforcement, using fictional data. The book has been designed for a 40 hour seminar or a semester long college course.”

Michael Thomas was a Dallas Police Department police officer for 30 years. He spent more than a third of his career assigned as a vice detective.  Michael Thomas is the author of Vice Grip, Trackdown and Karen’s Boys.  According to the book description of Karen’s Boys, “In a menopausal stew, forty-five year-old Karen Harmon figures she’s reached the step where men aren’t a necessary ingredient in the recipe of her life. Long years of service in the male dominated Dallas Police Department, and the police work itself, have left her with no desire for any male, boy or man. Fate, however, stirs her into an intriguing Vice Division investigation where not one, not two, but three males are added to the mix of her life.”

Police-Writers.com now hosts 954 police officers (representing 401 police departments) and their 2033 police books in 35 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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