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Jack R. Lundquist, Jr. was born and raised in the City of San Pablo, California, a suburb within the San Francisco Bay Area. His desire to be a police officer was formulated early in life. He became a police explorer scout, and later a reserve police officer with the City of San Pablo Police Department. At age twenty-one Jack Lundquist was drafted by the United States Army, and served as a Military Policeman at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, where he obtained the rank of Sergeant (E-5). Upon being honorably discharged, Jack Lundquist returned to the San Francisco Bay area.
 

After a brief stint as a Reserve Police Officer he was hired by the Oakland Police Department.  During his tenure he attended the University of San Francisco, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  His love for basic patrol work kept him in a marked police car for two separate periods, totaling twelve years.  The remainder of the time was spent as criminal investigator, ending with a seven-year period in Vice.

 

Upon retirement Jack Lundquist moved to the City of Truckee, California, and took a position as Chief of Security for the Sands Regency Casino Hotel, in Reno, Nevada.  He served two years in that capacity, when he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to facilitate his wife's employment.

 

Once settling in, he accepted a position with the Clark County Department of Business License as a Special Agent in the Night Enforcement Unit, specializing in alcoholic beverage control enforcement, a job requiring considerable undercover work in many of the adult related businesses, such as; strip clubs, sex clubs, and adult entertainment throughout Clark County, Nevada.  

 

Jack Lundquist is currently employed in the private sector as the Director of Compliance for a large night-club entertainment company in Nevada.  Jack Lundquist is the author of BeatCop and ViceCop.   According to the book description, BeatCop  is "a book filled with stories from the career of a beatCop working the perilous streets of a dodgy city. The author is a retired Oakland Police Officer, who patrolled the streets for twelve years. His stories cover the good, the bad, and the oh-shits, as well as the humor experienced by a BeatCcop working a large city police department."

 

ViceCop, the sequel to Beatcop culminates the twenty-one year career of "Officer Blondie."  Extraordinary attention was put into both books to ensure each is a stand alone book, meaning a reader can pick up either, and upon reading it find there is a beginning, middle and ending.  Yet, both books in sequence effectively and chronologically cover the author's entire career as a police officer working a dodgy city.  ViceCop readers will experience the most remarkable stories, including the inner workings of two major investigations, including a year long investigation into charitable bingo, and why six Oakland Housing Authority Officers were federally indicted and subsequently convicted of misconduct, assault, theft, and planting drugs on suspects.

 

A Complete History of the Oakland Police Department

Phil McArdle was the Oakland Police Departments technical writer for 20 years and previously wrote a history of the police department that was published internally. He was the principal editor of Exactly Opposite the Golden Gate, a history of Berkeley, and his writing as appeared in the Baltimore Sun, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Berkeley Daily Planet, and numerous other publications. McArdle and his wife, Karen, collaborated on Fatal Fascination, a study of police work in the East Bay and elsewhere. The vintage photographs in this extraordinary compendium were culled primarily from the Oakland Police Department, the Oakland History Room of the Oakland Public Library, and the authors personal collection.

 

According to the book description of Phil McArdle's book, "The California legislature granted a charter to the new community of Oakland in 1862, and a year later, the town council appointed three peace officers. When it was a dusty Western town, Oaklands major business was raising cattle to feed San Franciscans and the gold miners north of Sacramento. Year by year, as Oakland grew in size and population, the police department grew with it. The Oakland Police Department pioneered the use of call boxes, police cars, and other technical innovations. It has served the city well through good times and bad, wars, fires, and earthquakes. A large, diverse organization serving a complex multicultural city, the Oakland Police Department today accepts the challenges of policing in the 21st century."

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