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A Marine Remembers Iwo Jima: Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines, Fifth Marine Division
Alfred R. Stone  More Info

Strategies for Community Policing
Elizabeth M. Watson  More Info
Police Administration: An Introduction (2nd Edition)
Alfred Stone  More Info

About the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers

The Texas Department of Public Safety has eight major divisions: Administration; Criminal Law Enforcement; Director's Staff; Division of Emergency Management; Driver License; Public Safety Commission; Texas Highway Patrol; and, Texas Rangers


The Criminal Law Enforcement Division consists of 1,239 members, including 625 commissioned officers and 614 support personnel. The CLE Division chief’s office consists of two commissioned officers and seven support personnel, including two program specialists, a project manager, and an attorney who works directly with the chief and assistant chief.


With the increase in vehicular traffic in Texas, the Texas Highway Motor Patrol was transferred to the Department of Public Safety and called the Texas Highway Patrol. The Texas Highway Patrol Service is responsible for police traffic supervision, general police work on highways, public safety education and police and security functions for the State Capitol building and Capitol complex. The Highway Patrol Service consists of 2,174 commissioned officers.


According to the official history of the Texas Rangers, “The Texas Rangers are the oldest law enforcement organization on the North American continent with statewide jurisdiction.  On August 10, 1935, when the Texas Legislature created the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers and the Texas Highway Patrol became members of this agency, with statewide law enforcement jurisdiction. The true modern-day Ranger came into being on September 1, 1935.”




Alfred R Stone left his home in Marlin (Texas) as a teenager to join the U.S. Marines during World War II.  As a member of the Fifth Marine Division, he participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima and after served with the occupying forces in Japan.  He was called back to duty during the Korean conflict.  Alfred Stone’s 38 year law enforcement career included service as a highway patrol officer and other service with the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Alfred Stone is the author of The Investigating of Crimes: An introduction and A Marine Remembers Iwo Jima: Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines, Fifth Marine Division; and, a co-author of Strategies for Community Policing


According to the book description of Strategies for Community Policing, it “Presents a comprehensive, real-world guide to implementing community policing, particularly in medium-sized and larger municipal police departments. It provides an in-depth understanding of the concept of community and its relationship to policing practices. The book traces the evolution of American law enforcement up to the development of community policing. Presenting the steps required to transform a traditional police agency into a community policing organization, it also provides differing means of implementing community policing; short-term tactics and long-term strategy. And, it discusses the implications of community policing for all areas of law enforcement. An essential reference for police and municipal officials who are considering or have begun implementing a community policing program. Also valuable for anyone who wishes a greater understanding of community policing.”


According to the book description of Police Administration: An Introduction, “This introductory text for the police administration course presents an overview of the field, including administration, management of materials and human resources, and management of police operations. The book balances theory with practical applications, and material is presented to illustrate the great challenges that American law enforcement must address. Topics are examined in light of the challenges they present, and practical solutions are discussed.


According to a reader of A Marine Remembers Iwo Jima: Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines, Fifth Marine Division, “This is an outstanding transcript of one Marines personal account of the many men who fought on IWO JIMA. The author more importantly wishes the reader to draw their on conclusions from these personal accounts. The history of these events is depicted in the most accurate rendition, more importantly the writer wants the reader to understand these events as they unfold from that standpoint.”

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