The retired Chief of Police of the
Okanogan Police Department (Washington), Michael Jaquish has degrees in Business Administration and Law Enforcement. His book, “Tales of a Country Cop in Africa,” traces the experiences of
a Jaquish, a small-town cop, who, following a divorce, retired from law enforcement to pursue a career in international diplomatic
security and intelligence. In 1989, he traveled to Liberia, West Africa, where,
shortly after his arrival, savagery and revolution exploded across the West African countryside.
He spent the next seven years conducting
security & intelligence operations for the US Embassy, NASA, USAID, Voice of America, United Nations, European Union and
a variety of other government and private companies. Michael’s duties carried him to Liberia, The Gambia, Sierra Leone
and Morocco and he often worked in the midst of civil war and political unrest. In the fall of 1997 he returned to the United
States where he has worked primarily as a trainer and consultant for security companies such as BRINK’S, Incorporated,
Blackwater USA, Pierce County Security and various fugitive recovery operations. Since the terrorist attacks on America on
September 11, 2001, Michael has been deeply committed to raising the bar for professionalism within the private security industry.
Drawing from his law enforcement,
academic and private security experience Michael Jaquish has also written, “The Role of the Security Officer.” This work is “an excellent choice for individuals, private consultants or college
instructors searching for an appropriate student textbook that covers the fundamentals of basic security guard training. It
is written in a lively and creative style that quickly grabs and holds the attention of the reader while covering the full
range of fundamentals of the armed and unarmed security guard profession. The book was written to cover requirements of Washington
State Armed and Unarmed Guard licensing training requirements but it meets or exceeds training needs in other states as well.”
Michael Jaquish has also ventured
into the realm of a science fiction writer with “Time Loves a Hero.”
The book is billed as “a fast-paced science fiction novel written in the style of the early sci-fi writers. The
story begins with a young couple (Troy and Dorian) in North Bend, Washington who are abducted by "Aliens" in a silver flying
saucer. The plot takes an unexpected twist when the couple learns how inaccurate their initial impressions are.”
can be contacted via his website at www.countrycopbooks.com. There he writes about current global and domestic politics and events and publishes
his opinions on his blog, Stranger in a Strange Land.
According the book description of Michael
Jaquish’s the Role of the Security Officer: A Comprehensive Instruction Manual of Safety and Security for the Security
Profession in America, “Topics covered include: Crime & Loss Prevention, Security Guards & the
Criminal Justice System, Legal Powers & Limitations, Security Observation & Awareness, EEO, Diversity, Workplace Violence,
Homeland Security, Safeguarding & Sharing Information, Terrorism & Surveillance, Patrol Procedures, Access Control,
Emergency Response, OSHA Life Safety & Accident Prevention, Communication, Report Writing, Armed Guard Firearms Safety
& Training, Use of Deadly Force, Marksmanship, Defensive Driving, Armored Truck Security, Diplomatic Security & Blending
In, Handcuffs & Handcuffing.
The Role of the Security Officer is
an excellent choice for individuals, private consultants or college instructors searching for an appropriate student textbook
that covers the fundamentals of basic security guard training. It is written in a lively and creative style that quickly grabs
and holds the attention of the reader while covering the full range of fundamentals of the armed and unarmed security guard
profession. The book was written to cover requirements of Washington State Armed and Unarmed Guard licensing training requirements
but it meets or exceeds training needs in other states as well.
There are summaries & quiz questions at the end of each chapter and a final
exam that covers the entire book. A power point CD version of the book is available to assist instructors by contacting the
author via his website.
Michael Jaquish has nearly thirty years
of management and training experience in for the domestic and international law enforcement and private security guard fields.”
According to a reader of The
Role of the Security Officer it “is an excellent tool in today’s security conscious world. Factual
and current, for beginners or experienced security minded professionals or just the average Joe, this book has it all. If
you are thinking of making Law enforcement or security your profession this is a must read. Thanks Mike for a great guide
to our profession.”