The True Test is when No One Sees


by Robert N. D’Ambola



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/6/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781664139831
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781664139824
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781664140561

About the Book

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.

About the Author

Robert D’Ambola has spent over 45 years involved in law enforcement, emergency management and corporate security. This is Robert’s fifth book. His first two; Shut Up When You Talk to Me and Just Plain Stupid, are a collection of short but unbelievable true stories. His third book was a work of fiction based upon real events. Knights of the Forest tells the tale of a small band of boys growing up in simpler times during the 60s. He branched out with This is Not Your Mother’s Cookbook, which is really not a cook book. This forth book included some of his favorite (unhealthy) foods accompanied by humorous stories. He holds a BA in Law/Justice from Glassboro State College (Rowan University), a Master’s Degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command. Robert held many ranks in the Police Department including Detective Sergeant, Traffic Lieutenant, and finally Patrol Commander. He was assigned to the Union County Narcotics Strike Force and Union/Essex Auto Theft Task Force. The latter assignment was during the period when Newark, New Jersey held the dubious honor of “Stolen Car Capital of the World.” Robert remains a certified Instructor by the New Jersey Police Training Commission and has taught at the John H. Stamler Police Academy for over 30 years, the last 23 as the Ethics Instructor for all Police Recruit classes that passes through their doors. After retiring from the force, Robert became Chief of Security, Certified Business Continuity Professional & Emergency Planner for a global publishing company. His office was directly on the Hudson River waterfront with a front row seat of the New York skyline. It was here Robert was able to witness the “Miracle on the Hudson” when on January 15, 2009, US Airways jetliner, flight 1549 was forced down into the frigid Hudson River directly outside his office building. He later was Director of Security for an urban hospital and then moved on to work with one of the top Healthcare Networks in the country as an investigator and instructor.