Everyone will hate this book. It is based on the course, Ethics for Police Recruits, that Robert D’Ambola has instructed for over 20 years. He has presented this class to almost 5,000 Police Officers. Soon-to-be Police Officers will hate this book because it should scare the hell out of them and make them question why they want to do this job. Veteran cops will hate it because it will remind them of the shit they had to put up with every day, and the challenges they face, while getting no appreciation or recognition. The bosses will hate it because they are the bosses and responsible for a lot of the shit. The politicians will hate it because they make the rules about things they have no clue about and the police ultimately get blamed for. The media will hate it because of their skewed portrayal of the real American heroes of society, to make them out to be the bad guys when they are not. And then there are times the police turn out to be exactly that – the bad guys. The Police Training Commission will hate this book because it exposes the fact that they are running a dog and pony show to make the politicians and insurance companies happy instead of building a truly professional, intelligent, capable, police officer who can deal with the current rigors of the job, while protecting themselve at the same time. The public will absolutely hate this book because they get what they pay for, they have no idea what they are paying for, and they don’t know what they truly want from the police. Do they want a warrior or a guardian?
The book was not designed to slam any specific group but should be used to improve the entire Law Enforcement instructional model. It is to learn from history so we do not repeat the same mistakes, and continue to pass on The Stupid Gene to the next generation of Law Enforcement Officers. In these turbulent times, Law Enforcement needs to drastically improve in all areas before the entire system as we know it is abolished. This is a raw subject so I have injected my own twisted humor to make it a bit more palatable. Maybe you can handle the truth. Read on. Feel free to hate this book as long as you learn something from it.