The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Police Officer
A Guide to Professional Policing
About the Book
This book is for those interested in becoming an officer or who is already an officer. For those seeking careers in law enforcement, just starting out, or who want new tips to brush, you will find value in this book. This book is great for those who supervise, train, or teach officers. The book offers a blended academic and practitioner-based approach to learning and understanding the skills needed to be a great officer. The book discusses how to prepare for a law enforcement career, how to master the skills needed to be successful during training and throughout one’s career, how to develop decision-making skills, and how to effectively communicate. We discuss patrol issues such as policing strategies, patrol techniques, enforcement issues, officer survival, and use of force. We discuss investigative techniques, dealing with juveniles, understanding intelligence, and report writing. We wrap up with tips on managing your career and ending your tour of duty.
About the Author
Dr. Fox served for 27 years in criminal justice, 21 were with the VA State Police. He began his law enforcement career as a MP in the U. S. Army and served as a town police officer, trooper, sergeant, first sergeant, and lieutenant. He served as a field lieutenant with the state police and served as the assistant training officer where he managed the daily operations of the training academy. He earned an AAS degree in Police Science, a BLS degree in Criminal Psychology and Sociology, and a MS degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He earned a MBA degree with a Specialization in Criminal Justice and a PhD in Business Administration with a Specialization in Homeland Security. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute and the VA Commonwealth Management Institute. He completed the State Police Academy, Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy, and MP School.