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Learn from the tragedy of Devonte Hart to be better informed about child abuse prevention and investigation
All eight of these books have been recommended by Police1 readers
Keep your bookshelf up to date with the latest in law enforcement know-how, or laugh and cry along with stories from fellow officers
Author Luis Rivera provides a rollercoaster of emotions and reflections on the landscape of law enforcement
The book offers a virtual ride-along with LVMPD officers, with proceeds supporting public safety
Author and police veteran David Berez shares resiliency techniques officers can use to raise their baseline of mental and emotional strength
There are things you do as a cop to make up for missing the holidays. Sneaking home in the middle of the night to put presents under the tree is one of them
This diverse mix will provide hours of listening, watching and reading pleasure
What’s even more special is that these gifts help support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
A veteran cop who spent over 30 years policing Metropolitan Detroit writes about complex investigations into human trafficking enforcement, sting operations and homicide cases
Author and NYPD Detective Investigator Adrian Goodwin has one goal: to foster a positive perception of police among the youngest members of the community
You do not have to be a great public speaker, but you must show effective composure, dignity and confidence and not have distracting mannerisms or verbal habits
Access practical, no-frills advice about what to do to counter the day-to-day challenges and outright calamities that make up the first-line law enforcement leader’s work life
A veteran homicide detective discusses his book about a multidisciplinary investigation that started at an arson scene and ended nearly a year later with the case solved, plus he shares some pearls of wisdom for new detectives
Mark Johnson was one of two 50-year-old men who graduated Mobile’s police academy in 2003
“The Long Road Home” is a fictionalized account of Sandy Wall’s many years as a Houston police officer and SWAT operator
By engaging in self-talk, officers can identify the information needed to inform their decision-making
The authors have put their many combined years of reputable rangemaster experience into a well-organized, easy-to-read manual
Keep this list of top risk management books on hand when planning your next leadership book club
Deploying good de-escalation techniques and conflict management skills can save your life
How can a cop act from a place of wisdom and poise to be a true peace officer?
The book details what it is like to manage life and death situations and the toll it takes on cops like Minneapolis officer Donnell Crayton
This month’s selection focuses on the “why” behind tragedies and the lessons public safety can take from other professions
This month’s selection focuses on why organizations must adapt in order to thrive, which may never have been more critical for law enforcement
The experiences of maritime greats like Sir Francis Drake can benefit public safety providers today
This month’s selection deals with how humans behave in the face of great risk, and what we can do to improve our chances of survival
Donna Brown’s books aim to create a positive perception of law enforcement and highlight the heroism of our nation’s officers
A veteran LEO reminds a young officer to always remember those responders who remained constant, controlled and calm in the midst of chaos
A long-forgotten event demonstrates how a complex and rapidly changing tragedy draws on experience, teamwork, commitment and fortitude