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Leadership: Texas Hold 'Em Style
Andrew J. Harvey  More Info

What is a Hero?: The American Heroes Press Short Story Anthology
Hi Tech Criminal Justice  More Info


Police Officer Exam (Barron's How to Prepare for the Police Officer Examination)
Donald J. Schroeder  More Info

Court Officer Exam (Barron's Court Officer Exam)
Donald J. Schroeder  More Info

Correction Officer Exam
Donald J. Schroeder  More Info

How to Prepare for the State Trooper Examinations: Including Highway Patrol Officer (Barron's How to Prepare for the State Trooper Examinations)
Donald J. Schroeder  More Info


Building a Successful Law Enforcement Career: Common Sense Wisdom for the New Officer
Ryan E. Melsky  More Info

Lieutenant Ryan Melsky, of the Clinton Township Police Department authored Common Sense Wisdom for the New Officer.  According to the book description, “Ryan Melsky knows how helpful hard-earned life lessons from veteran cops can be for young officers, so he decided to share them. This treasure chest of arm-around-the-shoulder advice will help keep you safe and make your career shine!”

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Every book on this page was written by a police officer or law enforcement official - it is the inside track on law enforcement, police and criminal justice jobs:  This is your source for how to become a police officer.

So, you’re seriously considering a job in law enforcement.  But, you have questions – What’s the job really like?  How do I apply?  Where can I find openings?  What is the process like?  How can I score the highest possible?

 

These are important questions.  Indeed, anyone who has gone through the application process for a law enforcement job knows it is critical to score as high as possible.  It’s your score that gets you in the door.  Remember – the highest scores are passed on to the next phase of the application process for a law enforcement job and they are the ones who ultimately become the cop on the beat, the homicide detective, SWAT or tactical officer; or, even a future chief of police.

 

But, those dreams never happen if you don’t score as well as possible.  Every cop gets asked these questions and two of them have taken the time to write down the answers.  First, the Police Officer Exam, 3rd Edition, was edited by Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA.  Many of the questions were updated to reflect current testing.  More importantly, entire passages were re-written or developed to give you practical, down-to-earth advice on the process.  Detective Lieutenant Barry Baker, Baltimore Police Department (ret.), has written “Becoming a Police Officer: An Insider’s Guide to a Career in Law Enforcement.”   Lieutenant Baker’s book not only helps you with the process, but helps to visualize your career and to make that career happen.

 

Lieutenants Foster and Baker give you a coast-to-coast perspective on a career in law enforcement and the one-two punch you need to score high, get the job and begin your career.  You need both books to be successful. Order both books today!

Two Cops "conspire" to give you the inside scoop on Law Enforcement, police officers and criminal justice jobs, careers and employment!

Police officers Frank Pickens and Jeff Bonilla of the Burlingame Police Department are the authors of So you Want to be a Cop.  According to the authors, “When the idea for this book first came to us, we were parked side by side in our patrol cars, talking about the many ups and downs of being police officers. We began to discuss the many books about cops that had been written over the last few years, and it became apparent to us that there wasn't a current book out that gave anyone interested in police work any insight or guidelines on what to expect in a career as a police officer. 

 

According to one reader/review of So you Want to be a Cop, “This book is well written and easy to follow. I was going to start the police academy so i bought this book to get an insiders look on things. It has a lot of great info and is right on with how the entire process works and what to expect. I’ve read this book three times and every once in a while I pick it up just to read a chapter or one of the authors real life stories. This book is perfect for someone that is going to be a police officer, for someone that wants to know how officers think or if you’re a vet and want to remember the good old days. I recommend this book.”


So You Want to Be a Cop
Frank Pickens  More Info

The NYPD team of Schroeder and Lombardo

Donald J. Schroeder, Ph.D., is a retired New York City police captain who earned promotion to captain within 10 years of service. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice awarded by the City University of New York. In 1973, Donald J. Schroeder joined the adjunct faculty at John Jay College.  Throughout the 1980s, Donald J. Schroeder served as a police promotion consultant to many major police and personnel agencies, and has personally written dozens of official police examinations. In the early 1990s, he switched his focus and became engaged in training those seeking police promotion.

 

Donald J. Schroeder is the co-author of seven books dealing with entry level and advanced promotion testing, and two management and supervision textbooks. Some of his most popular books, co-authored with Frank Lombardo, include Management and Supervision of Law Enforcement Personnel, Bullets for Law Enforcement Promotion: A Question and Answer Study Guide, the Barron's Police Officer Exam Preparation Guide and the Barron's Police Sergeant Examination Preparation Guide.

 

Frank Lombardo is a retired New York police deputy inspector. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Urban Affairs from Hunter College. Mr. Lombardo earned promotion to captain within 10 years of service, and subsequently was promoted to deputy inspector.

Frank Lombardo is the co-author (with Donald Schroeder) of seven books on entry level law enforcement examinations and promotional examination is law enforcement.  His is also the co-author of one supervision and management book for law enforcement officials.  These books include: Management and Supervision of Law Enforcement Personnel, Bullets for Law Enforcement Promotion: A Question and Answer Study Guide, the Barron's Police Officer Exam Preparation Guide and the Barron's Police Sergeant Examination Preparation Guide.

 

Barron’s How to Prepare for the Police Officer Exam, is an “Updated to reflect the most recent exams given across North America, this test prep manual presents four full-length practice exams with all questions answered and fully explained. Tests include two that were actually given by the New York City Police Department. Brand-new in this edition is a completely new diagnostic exam. It contains the latest question types found on recent police entry-level exams and guides candidates in quickly directing and focusing their study efforts. Other helpful features include instruction on writing police reports, advice on making the right impression at an admissions interview, an overview of police officers’ responsibilities, and additional practice questions with answers, which follow in-depth explanations of each question type normally found on official police officer exams.

Police, law enforcement and criminal justice career advice from a Chief of Police

Randy E. Narramore is the Chief of Police in Huntington Park, California. He has dedicated the past twenty-six years of his life to law enforcement. Chief Narramore has an A.S. Degree in Police Science, a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He has received numerous professional awards and has earned all of California's Peace Officer Standards and Training Certificates. Chief Narramore also has extensive experience as a college instructor.

 

Chief Randy E. Narramore is the author of How to Prepare for an Interview and Obtain a Job as a Law Enforcement Officer; How to Become an Emergency Dispatcher; The Law Enforcement Assessment Center; How to Prepare for an Interview and Obtain a Job as a Firefighter; How to Pass the Written Exam for Police Officer; How to Pass the Written Exam for Police Supervisor; and, How to Prepare for a Law Enforcement Promotional Interview


How to Prepare for an Interview and Obtain a Job as a Law Enforcement Officer
Randy Narramore  More Info

How to Become an Emergency Dispatcher
Randy Narramore  More Info

How to Prepare for a Law Enforcement Promotional Interview
Randy Narramore  More Info

How to Prepare for an Interview and Obtain a Job as a Firefighter
Randy Narramore  More Info

How to Pass the Written Exam for Police Officer
Randy Narramore  More Info

Selected books by Police Officer authors on getting a job in law enforcement.

The 3rd Edition was edited by Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

Police Officer Exam: The Complete Preparation Guide (Civil Service Exam Preparation)
LearningExpress  More Info
How to get a law enforcement job from a law enforcement professional

Becoming a Police Officer: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Law Enforcement
Barry M. Baker  More Info

More inside information on gaining a law enforcement job.

Wayne LeQuang is a police officer for the California State University, Fullerton Police Department.  According to Wayne LeQuang, his book, How to Become a Peace Officer, “will help you through the arduous process of fulfilling your dream. Many have tried to enter law enforcement, but only a selected few will ever attend the police or sheriff academy and graduate to the position of peace officer. Let me help you fulfill your dream. My workbook is filled with so much inside information and knowledge that if you do not read this workbook, you will be at a disadvantage compared to those applicants who have bought and completed my assignments. The information in this workbook will be the exact information I pass on to my children.”

Law enforcement, police and criminal justice job information from a CSUF police officer.

How to Become a Peace Officer
Wayne Lequang  More Info

If you're on the job, or considering the job - How do you become a great cop?


How to Be a Great Cop
Neal E. Trautman  More Info

How to Be a Great Cop is for people who thrive on overcoming obstacles and working hard for a good cause. Whether you have yet to be sworn in, are on the street right now, or have become a seasoned cop; you should have a thirst for knowledge. How to Be a Great Cop shares the insights and experiences of those who have "been there." It talks about reality and the things that are important in an officer's life.

 

How to Be a Great Cop teaches every cop and cop-to-be how to excel at this exciting and challenging profession. From ethics and mental conditioning to dealing with the politics of the justice system, from managing stress to managing your physical fitness, all aspects of police work are discussed and tied together.

 

How to Be a Great Cop is full of the real-life experiences of other cops, helpful resources, and tips for emotional survival—things that every cop can use. Don't neglect yourself: How to Be a Great Cop is a resource that any police officer can use to improve their life.

Top flight advice and guidance on your law enforcement, police and criminal justice career from two cops who wrote the book


Guide to Law Enforcement Careers (Barron's Guide to Law Enforcement Careers)
Donald B. Hutton  More Info

Anna Mydlarz co-authored with Donald Hutton Guide to Homeland Security Careers and Guide to Law Enforcement Careers.  According to the book description of the Guide to Law Enforcement Careers, “Hundreds of jobs are listed and described in local, state, federal, military, and special law enforcement agencies. Here’s advice on where to look for job openings, how to apply, and how to meet law enforcement agency qualifications. Careers cover a variety of areas including municipal police officer, deputy sheriff, corrections officer, state police officer, federal agents, criminal investigators, and many more. Advice is given and opportunities are cited for current and recently retired law enforcement officers. Helpful web sites are listed in this edition, and more than 100 law enforcement insignia patches are illustrated.”

 

Anna Mydlarz has been a career law enforcement officer, serving with the city of Buffalo Police Department for over 20 years.  She has had experience in patrol work and has been promoted to detective, serving with the burglary task force, vice squad and narcotics squad.  She currently serves in the communication crime unit, which specializes in high-tech crimes. stalking, telephone harassment, and Internet crimes.  Furthermore, she serves on several task forces that are at the foremost of emerging issues. 

 

Donald B. Hutton served as an executive staff member for the New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Canal Corporation.  He worked progressively for several law enforcement agencies; with the New York State Office of Inspector General as executive deputy inspector general, as a Delaware & Hudson Railroad Police Department special agent, as a United States Department of Veteran Affairs police officer, and as a United States Customs Service Inspector. 

 

Donald B. Hutton served in the United States Coast Guard as a reservist from 1976 until 1992 in the following capacities:  as a boatswains mate, a pollution investigator, a special agent in intelligence, and in mobilization/augmentation administration.  In 1992, Donald Hutton received and honorable discharge.   He has a master's degree from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.


The Unofficial Honolulu Police Department Training Academy Guide: Tips and Advice on How To Succeed
Victor J. Kim  More Info

Former Honolulu police officer Victor J. Kim was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He began working for the Honolulu Police Department in 2004.  His book is The Unofficial Honolulu Police Department Training Academy Guide: Tips and Advice on How To Succeed.

 

As a former Honolulu Police Department police officer, Victor Kim, “offers his experience in training at the Honolulu Police Academy to help you get a head start in this difficult career. Filled with interesting and sometimes comedic insights on the police profession, Kim discusses typical working hours, a police recruit's monthly salary, firearms training, and simulated crime investigations.’

 

Victor Kim also helps you prepare for this new and challenging period of your life by describing the typical life of a recruit. The Unofficial Honolulu Police Department Training Academy Guide also features: Past exam questions; Training academy experiences; DUI procedures and reports; and, Ccurrent information on the Honolulu Police Department.

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