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Black and Blue: Understanding Modern Law Enforcement in Your America
Derwin J. Bradley  More Info

The Operator: Fear No Evil
D. J. Bradley  More Info

About the Orlando Police Department 

The Orlando Police Department is a full-service law enforcement organization that provides basic patrol services with over 700 sworn police officers operating in their Patrol Service Bureau.  They have a number of specialized units such as: The Police Motorcycle Unit; The Marine Patrol Unit; and, the Airport Division.

According to the Orlando Police Department, “The Orlando Police Motorcycle Unit was established in 1921 for traffic enforcement and accident investigations. The unit currently has 35 Harley Davidson FLHP-I motorcycles. As part of the department's Community Oriented Policing orientation, the primary enforcement emphasis is on neighborhood traffic complaints. Officers assigned to the unit are also responsible for traffic control at the more than 400 special events occurring in the city each year.

The Orlando Police Marine Patrol Unit was established as a part time unit in 1993 to patrol the freshwater lakes in the city. The unit is staffed by cross-trained officers from other units within the department. One 18 foot center console boat and one personal watercraft (jet ski) are currently used for patrol vessels. The majority of patrol time is during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The primary enforcement emphasis is on equipment violations and unsafe boat operations.

The Orlando Police Department Airport Division consists of 72 sworn personnel and two office staff personnel. Orlando Police Officers assigned to the Airport Division perform multifaceted tasks while assisting the traveling public. Our officers work in harmony with Airport Operations personnel, the Transportation Security Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation.

Patrol Officers at the Airport work twelve-hour shifts. The squads have police bike officers as well as cross-trained motorcycle officers. Additionally, the Airport Division officers receive training regarding rapid response to airport related emergencies such as downed aircraft and hostage situations.

The Airport Division is a self-contained police department. In addition to the units mentioned, it also has its own investigative unit, training and intelligence unit and a crime prevention program. The crime prevention program, AIRPORT WATCH, is geared to the unique needs of the Airport.”

Derwin J. Bradley is a police officer for the Orlando Police Department, a former military bodyguard and counter-terrorist specialist with extensive experience and travel in Africa and Europe.   Derwin Bradley has trained hundreds of Police officers in defensive tactics and has provided advanced tactical training to U.S. Army Special Forces, British Army Special Forces, Police SWAT Teams, and military bodyguards during his 23 years in law enforcement. He has lectured at national conferences on juvenile crime and unconventional gang enforcement tactics, and has written several police training and program manuals.

 

Derwin Bradley is the author of two books, Black and Blue: Understanding Modern Law Enforcement in your American and The Operator Fear No Evil.  Bradley’s book The Operator Fear No Evil is a novel of political intrigue. That includes, according to the book description, “hardball politics, advanced technology, unconventional tactics, and a secret state-of-the-art operations center.”

According to the book description of Black And Blue: Understanding Modern Law Enforcement In Your America, “In 2006, an ambitious group of writers published The Covenant with Black America, a blueprint for Blacks to achieve the American dream. Inside The Covenant is a disturbing section titled Fostering Accountable Community-Oriented Policing. This section is supposed to educate Blacks on how to deal with Law Enforcement and understand Police operations. Sadly, The Covenant misses the mark and only offers inflammatory and misleading information that will only lead to more distrust between citizens and Law Enforcement. Black and Blue brings out the broad sword of truth and offers all citizens a frank and honest look at modern policing in America and what they can do to build a better relationship with their Law Enforcement agencies. Using actual police cases and incidents, Black and Blue boldly explains all aspects of police work as well as the thought process of the officers that patrol your communities.”

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