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Use of Force for Law Enforcement, 2nd Edition (FlipCode)
Jared L. Zwickey  More Info

About the Tracy Police Department

The Tracy Police Department is organized into two bureaus: Field Operations and Support Operations. The Field Operations Bureau is comprised of the following entities: Patrol Division, Traffic Division, Patrol K-9 and Narcotics Detection K-9 Units, Street Crimes Unit, Special Weapons and Tactics Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, Graffiti Abatement Program, Tracy Animal Services Division.


The Support Operations Bureau is comprised of four operational divisions: Administration, General Investigations, Records and Communications. The Administrative Division consists of several units within the Support Operations Bureau which oversee and manage the business and legal responsibilities for the smooth operation of the Police Department. They are comprised of:  Personnel and Training

Budget Preparation and Allocation, Fleet and Facilities Maintenance, Property and Evidence Room, Departmental Records, Long Range Planning, Professional Standards and General Investigations Division.


All major felony investigations are handled by the personnel in the General Investigation Division. All crimes committed against children are investigated within this division, as well as the operation of the School Resource Officer Program. This division is also enhanced in evidence and property collection, preservation, and tracking by two full-time Crime Scene Technicians. Other responsibilities of the General Investigations Division include: Tracking Criminal trends and events, Prevention of future crimes, conducting follow-up investigations, Participating in cooperative, proactive law enforcement in identified problem areas, and Missing persons investigations.

Jared Zwickey began his law enforcement career in 1965.  In 1977, he was promoted to sergeant, in 1982 to lieutenant, in 1993 to Captain and in 1997 he was promoted to chief of police of the Tracey Police Department (California).  Currently, he is the Coordinator of Public Safety Training Programs, Director of the POST Basic Police Academy and the State Fire Marshal Firefighter Academy, San Joaquin County Delta College, Stockton, California.  Jared Zwickey is the author of Use of Force for Law Enforcement.


According to the book description of Use of Force for Law Enforcement, it is “an indispensable source for law enforcement officers and their supervisors. Any law enforcement official involved with conducting preliminary investigations and other critical incidents, or accurately recording the facts and circumstances concerning use of force will find this product useful. This handy FlipCode provides the officer with topic-related review questions to aid in the precise and comprehensive documentation of the different circumstances surrounding the use of force. Also includes a supervisor's checklist for "Use of Force," "Critical Incidents," and "Administrative Investigation" along with a glossary of terms related to use of force.”

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