Beat Cop

On January 16, 2009, Conversation with American Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a discussion with Jack Lundquist, Oakland Police Department (ret.); his book BeatCop is the Police-Writers 2009 Book of the Year.

 Program Date: January 16, 2009

Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific

Topic: Beat Cop

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 About the Guest

Jack R. Lundquist, Jr. was born and raised in the City of San Pablo, California, a suburb within the San Francisco Bay Area.  His desire to be a police officer was formulated early in life.  He became a police explorer scout, and later a reserve police officer with the City of San Pablo Police Department.  At age twenty-one Jack Lundquist was drafted by the United States Army, and served as a Military Policeman at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

 Upon being honorably discharged, Jack Lundquist returned to the San Francisco Bay area. After a brief stint as a Reserve police officer he was hired by the Oakland Police Department.  During his tenure he attended the University of San Francisco, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  His love for basic patrol work kept him in a marked police car for two separate periods, totaling twelve years.  The remainder of the time was spent as criminal investigator, ending with a seven-year period in Vice.

 According to the book description, BeatCop is “a book filled with stories from the career of a BeatCop working the perilous streets of a dodgy city. The author is a retired Oakland police officer, who patrolled the streets for twelve years. His stories cover the good, the bad, and the oh-shits, as well as the humor experienced by a BeatCop working a large city police department.” Jack R. Lundquist, Jr., Oakland Police Department (ret.) was awarded The Book of the Year 2009 for his book BeatCop.

 About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University Degree in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, Criminal Justice technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

 Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole.

 Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA



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