The following books
were written by police officers about property crimes investigations. As this list grows we will further categorize
the books by types of property crimes such as car theft, burglary, and robbery.
Todd Keister is a lieutenant
in the New York State Police, currently serving in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation commanding the anti-corruption unit
at an upstate Indian casino. He has previously served as a trooper, field-training officer, sergeant, academy instructor,
station commander, assistant zone commander, and director of field investigations for the governor’s office. He also
served as a U.S. Navy Reserve Intelligence Specialist for the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2000-2005. Lieutenant Keister
holds associate and bachelor degrees in criminal justice and history, respectively, and a master’s degree in criminal
justice from the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice.
Lieutenant Todd Kesiter is the
author of the Center for Problem-Orientated Policing Guide No. 46, Thefts of and from Cars on Residential Streets and Driveways. According
to the introduction, “This guide begins by describing the problem of theft of and from cars in residential neighborhoods
and by reviewing factors that increase its risks. It then identifies a series of questions to help you analyze your local
problem. Finally, it reviews responses to the problem and what is known about these from evaluative research and police practice.
Theft of and from cars in residential
neighborhoods is only one of a number of vehicle-related problems that occur in residential neighborhoods that the police
must address. This guide is limited to addressing only the harms created by theft of and from cars in streets and driveways
in such neighborhoods. It does not cover thefts in parking facilities, except where especially relevant. Related problems
not directly addressed in this guide, each of which require separate analysis, include: carjacking;
insurance fraud; burglaries to garages and outbuildings; injuries or deaths resulting from stolen vehicle pursuits
thefts of and from commercial
vehicles; thefts of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles or bicycles; speeding in residential areas.”