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Leonard Territo

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Dr. Leonard Territo is a Professor of Criminology, at the University of South Florida, Prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Florida, he served as a Major and then as Chief Deputy with the Leon County Sheriff's Office (Florida).  Prior to his service with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, his law enforcement career included nearly nine years with the Tampa Police Department (Florida).  While a police officer with the Tampa Police Department, he worked uniformed patrol, motorcycle officer, detectives and was a member of the police academy training staff.  Dr. Leonard Territo is the former chairperson of the Department of Police Administration and Director of the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement at St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, Florida.

His academic credentials include an Associate in Arts in Police Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Social Science, a Master of Arts in Political Science, and a Doctor of Education.

Dr. Leonard Territo has coauthored some of the leading books in the law enforcement profession including: Police Civil Liability; Police Administration; Stress and Police Personnel; The Police Personnel Selection Process; Crime and Justice in America; Hospital and College Security Liability; and, College Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Awareness. His books are presently being used in over 950 colleges and universities in 50 states and he has had numerous articles published in nationally recognized law enforcement and legal journals.

According to the book description of Criminal Investigation, it “is recognized as the most accurate, comprehensive, and practical book in its field. This updated edition examines the latest investigative methods and technologies with new information on white-collar crime, drugs, terrorism, and homeland security. The simulation CD contains interactive modules covering the investigative process.”

One reader of Criminal Investigation said, “This book is by far one of the best of the criminal justice books that I have ever read. If it wasn't required reading for my Criminal Investigations class, I just might have picked it up and read it on my own. This book is one of the most interesting and easy to read books that has ever been required reading. The photography in the text helps with the topics in the reading much more than in any other books I've read. Though a bit gruesome, the photos are of great quality and only help the book that much more.”

According to the book description of Police Administration: Structures, Processes and Behavior, “The best-selling, most comprehensive book available for police administration and management, Police Administration 6/e presents a carefully researched and vivid introduction to police organizations that focuses on the procedures, politics and human relations issues that law enforcement managers and administrators must understand in order to succeed. Representing the collective experience of the authors' decades of experience in law enforcement, training, and teaching, Police Administration 6/e is recognized by both the academic and law enforcement communities as the authoritative treatment of this important topic. Chapter topics include the evolution of American policing, community policing, organizational theory, concepts of police organizational design, leadership, organizational and interpersonal communication, human resource management, stress and police personnel, labor relations, legal aspects of police administration, planning and decision-making, financial management, and organizational change and the future. For law enforcement managers and administrators.”

According to the book description of Stress Management in Law Enforcement, “Crime and its far-reaching effects are major topics of concern at the state, local, and national levels. One of the effects not always considered is the daily stress faced by law enforcement personnel. This book is a carefully edited collection of 35 leading articles and selections on stress and its consequences for police personnel. It covers a variety of topics related to stress in the law enforcement environment: Understanding Stress, Stress and the Police Officer, Police Suicide, Stress in the Police Family, the Trauma of Law Enforcement, Coping with Stress, Psychological Services for Law Enforcement Personnel, and Management Issues in Dealing with Police Stress. Each of these sections is preceded by a brief summary to assist the reader in identifying articles that might be of particular interest.

This book will be of specific interest to the academic community as an adjunctive resource in police management courses or as a text in upper-division seminars that deal specifically with this topic. Secondly, the book will be of considerable interest to police administrators who must deal on a daily basis with the negative side effects of stress on their officers. Finally, this book will be helpful to police officers who work on the street and who are regularly exposed to violence, cruelty, aggression, and the resulting stress they induce.”

According to the book description of the 7th edition of Police Administration, “The best-selling, most comprehensive book available for police administration & management, Police Administration 7/e presents a carefully researched and vivid introduction to police organizations that focuses on the procedures, politics and human relations issues that law enforcement managers and administrators must understand in order to succeed. Representing the collective experience of the authors' decades of experience in law enforcement, training, and teaching, Police Administration 7/e is recognized by both the academic and law enforcement communities as the authoritative treatment of this important topic.”


Criminal Investigation, with Student Simulation CD
Charles R Swanson  More Info
Hospital and College Security Liability
Leonard Territo  More Info

Police Administration: Structures, Processes, and Behavior (7th Edition)
Charles R. Swanson  More Info

Police Administration: Structures, Processes and Behavior (6th Edition)
Charles R. Swanson  More Info
The Police Personnel Selection Process
Leonard Territo  More Info

Crime and Justice in America: A Human Perspective, Sixth Edition
Leonard Territo  More Info
College Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Awareness
Max L. Bromley  More Info

Stress Management in Law Enforcement, Second Edition
Carolina Academic Press  More Info
Stress Management in Law Enforcement
Carolina Academic Press  More Info
Criminal Investigation
Charles Swanson  More Info

One reader of Police Administration: Structures, Processes and Behavior said, “I had to study this book for an upper management promotion test with a major police department. Although some of the material wasn't relevant to my department, it did have a lot of information that was useful. The book is an easy read for the most part and the chapter reviews were very useful. I would recommend a study guide.”

About the Leon County Sheriff’s Office:

The Sheriff is an elected Constitutional Law Enforcement Official in the State of Florida. Statutory authority for the Office of Sheriff is found in Section 30.15 F. S. S. As such, the Sheriff has broad law enforcement authority and is the "chief law enforcement officer" in each county.  The Leon County Sheriff's Office was formed in 1842. Since that time there have been 21 Sheriff's; Larry Campbell is the 22nd Sheriff. The Agency employs in excess of 600 employees.

 

The office of the Sheriff consists of the Sheriff, Majors, Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Legal Counsel, Administrative Investigations Bureau, Office of Quality Assurance and the Public Information Officer. The Majors are the Directors over the Law Enforcement, Corrections and Support Services Divisions.  The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for the Administration Division.   The Office of Legal Counsel provides legal advice and counsel to the Sheriff and Sheriff's Employees in such areas as criminal law, civil law, administrative law and employment law. The Administrative Investigations Bureau processes citizens complaints involving alleged violations of regulations by deputies.  They investigate the citizen's complaint and forward a recommendation to the sheriff. The Office of Quality Assurance is managed by an accreditation management and staff inspections. The Public Information Officer is responsible for handling the media concerns and disseminating news releases.

 

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lcso.leonfl.org/about.htm

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