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CopTalk: Because What You Don't Know Will SHOCK You!
Jim Lambert  More Info

About the Pittsburg Police Department

The Pittsburg Police Department was established in 1903.  Today, the Pittsburg Police Department is organized into three organizational entities: Operations Bureau; Support Service Bureau; and, Code Enforcement Division.  The Operations Bureau includes the Patrol Division and the Traffic Division.  According to the Pittsburg Police Department, the Patrol Division “operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The City of Pittsburg is broken into beats for deployment purposes, and officers are assigned to a specific beat for a minimum of six months. Patrol officers are the first responders to the public for calls for service and are the key to the success of the department's Community-Oriented Policing philosophy.  The primary mission of the Patrol Division is to maintain the peace and provide a response to calls for service. Pittsburg Police Officers are committed to improving the quality of life for the citizens we serve. This is done through a city-wide partnership, and by using proactive and solution-seeking initiatives to deal with a rapidly growing and diverse community.”


The Support Services Bureau includes the Investigations Division and Records Division.  According to the Pittsburg Police Department, “The function of the Investigations Division is to perform follow-up investigations into serious and involved crimes that cannot be handled by patrol alone.  Police detectives typically receive preliminary investigations, assess leads, contact witnesses, interview suspects, prepare and serve search warrants, and prepare cases for presentation to the District Attorney.”




Jim Lambert has been a first responder for over 27 years.  He has spent over eight years in the first service as both a firefighter and a paramedic assistant.  He began his law enforcement career over 17 years in law enforcement.  In addition to working the street, as a police officer, he has worked in custody, as a K9 handler and on the SWAT team.  His current assignment with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office (California) is with the Marine Patrol and Air Support Unit. 


Mark Lambert is a 13 year veteran of the Pittsburg Police Department (California).  He has been a patrol officer, K9 Handler and motor officer.  The brothers, Jim Lambert and Mark Lambert are co-authors of CopTalk: Because What You Don't Know Will SHOCK You!


According to the book description, CopTalk: Because What You Don't Know Will SHOCK You, is a crime prevention book.  CopTalk includes topics on: making your life and property safer; how to present you case in traffic court; the inner workings of a courtroom; how the average police officer thinks; how a criminal thinks; traffic quotas; and how to “to put the odds back in your favor against crime.”

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