The books listed on this page were authored by police officers. They cover subjects
on global terrorism, terrorist groups and homeland security issues.
Michael Aman was a commissioned
officer in the German Air Force from 1984 to 1993. Upon immigrating to the United
States he joined the El Paso Police Department and has risen to the rank of detective.
Michael Aman has served in the Gang Unit, Cold Case Squad, Criminal Investigations Division, Dignitary Protection
Unit, and the Patrol Division.
Michael Aman has an MBA from the German Armed Forces University.
During his law enforcement career, Michael Aman Developed a course for law enforcement
officials called “Defense Against Terrorist Suicide Attacks.” Eventually,
that course let to the book Preventing Suicide
He described the book as a self-study training manual for
law officers or for civilians who want to be informed about the topic. According to an interview in the El Paso Times Michael
Aman said, “It's really written for police officers, specifically patrol officers who might come in contact with these
guys. That's the main target audience.”
According to the book description of Preventing Suicide Terrorist Attacks, “It won't happen here,
is a common belief when it comes to suicide attacks by terrorists, but unfortunately-it can. This text provides essential
information for law enforcement officers on techniques for recognizing potential terrorists and preventing suicide attacks.
Information discussed is applicable to preventing attacks that are domestic and international in origin. This resource is
ideal for self-study or as a four-hour training course.”
Frank Bolz served with the New
York Police Department for more than 27 years. He rose through the ranks to that of Detective Captain. In 1972, after the
tragedy of the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, Bolz took part in the formation of the Department's "Guidelines for
Barricaded Felons and Hostage Confrontations". He, with Dr. Harvey Schlossberg, selected and trained the new Hostage Negotiating
Team, and became the Commanding Officer and Chief Negotiator. He remained in that role for almost ten years, during which
time he personally negotiated in more than 285 incidents, bringing about the safe release of more than 850 hostages, without
the loss of life. Frank Bolz was also the City-Wide Kidnap Taskforce Coordinator, training Detectives in all phases of Kidnap
Investigation and personally participating in 25 actual investigations.
He has trained representatives
from over 3900 Law Enforcement Agencies in the U.S., Canada and abroad, including the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, the State
Department, and the United Nations. Bolz has lectured nationally and internationally on Hostage Recovery, Kidnapping and Terrorism,
and has established liaison with his counterparts worldwide. He has authored numerous articles and training films on these
subjects, and co-authored the book Hostage Cop, authored the book How to be a Hostage, and Live Bolz most recently co-authored
the book, The Counter-Terrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures and Techniques.
Shawn Hughes is a sometimes controversial veteran
Patrol Officer and Bomb Technician who now consults for various agencies and private corporations when he isn’t writing
or teaching. His articles have appeared in national publications such as SWAT, Police, & the Police Marksman as well as
peer-reviewed journals such as the NTOA’s Tactical Edge, and the IABTI’s Detonator. He is a columnist at policeone.com, and has been featured at in the line of duty.com. His second book, on physical security vulnerabilities, is due out shortly. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vincent Faggiano retired
from the Rochester Police Department at the rank of captain. He was responsible for the initial development of the BowMac
Critical Incident Response training programs, both for first responders and executive command post managers. He has delivered
these programs to thousands of law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and elected officials
in the United States and abroad. He is the co-author of Critical Incident
Management. According to the book description, Critical Incident Management, “shows you how to respond effectively to any incident. The
book focuses on first responders and initial actions, the areas typically overlooked by police agencies and the ones most
criticized after the fact.”
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. In 1994, he served
on the National Assessment of Educational Progress Panel (NAEP), also known as the "nation's report card” in 2001, he
was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for Daeman College in Amherst New York.
Donald Hutton is also
the author of numerous articles and books. He co-authored with Anna Mydlarz Guide to Homeland Security Careers .
For over 25 years, Cliff Mariani was a member
of the New York Police Department. Cliff Mariani began his writing career in the early 1970's. With an eye for detail and
a skill with words, he wrote unique and innovative study and reference publications for the law enforcement community. In
addition to being a police officer and writer, he has been a researcher and editor.
Cliff Mariani is the author of a number of books for the law enforcement and criminal justice community: Domestic
Violence Survival Guide; Terrorism Prevention and Response: The Definitive Law Enforcement Guide to Prepare for Terrorist
Activity; Police Supervisor's Test Manual; New Jersey Motor Vehicles - Condensed Guide; A.B.C. Manual For Law Enforcement
Officials; and, Connecticut Motor Vehicles - Condensed Guide.
Captain Robert L. Snow
is a 30 year veteran of the Indianapolis Police Department. He has served throughout
the ranks as a police officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. As a police
executive, he has been the Indianapolis Police Department’s Commander of Planning and Research, the Chief’s Administrative
Assistant, Executive Officer and Captain of Detectives. His current assignment
is as the Commander of the Homicide.
Robert graduated from
Indiana University summa cum laude with degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.
He has been a publishing writer for well over 20 years, with dozens of articles and short stories in such national
magazines as Playboy, Reader’s Digest, LAW & ORDER, Action Digest, Police, and the National Enquirer.
Steven L. Rogers is a 30-year veteran of the Nutley Police Department (New Jersey) and a 21-year veteran of the United States
Navy Reserve, serving his country during the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the War on Global Terrorism. He is a former member
of the FBI National Joint Terrorism Task Force, and presently serves as a police lieutenant on the Nutley Police Department.
Lieutenant Stephen Rogers is the author of
America’s Homeland Warriors; 21st Century Policing: Community Policing : A Guide
for Police Officers and Citizens; and, Cops and God; Soldiers and God; Marines and God; and, Sailors and God.
to the book description of America’s Homeland Warriors, “From Beirut
and Baghdad to Los Angles and New York, the war on terrorism knows no boundaries. What is your police department doing to
prevent a terrorist attack in your city? Do the police officers in your community know about the terrorist groups roaming
your streets? Steven Rogers answers the above questions and explains what kind of terror is being spread by violent terrorist
organizations worldwide and how these organizations plan to bring their terror to America. He shares with police officers
how they are now part of a new joint war fighting force that will confront a new brand of “criminal warrior” never
seen before on the streets of America.”
Graf is the former Chief of Police of the Medina Police Department (North Dakata). Darrell
Graf graduated from the North Dakota Law Enforcement Training Center in August of 1976. He holds two patents on firefighting
devices he invented.
Schnabel is the former Colonel of the Medina Police Department (North Dakota). Steven
Schnabel graduated from the North Dakota Law Enforcement Training Center in April of 1981. He is also a staff sergeant for
the North Dakota Army National Guard of which he has been a member for over 19 years.
Graf and Steve Schabel are the authors of It's All About Power.
According to the book description, “It's All About Power
is a true and accurate eye witness account of the shoot-out between Gordon Kahl and US Marshals at Medina, North Dakota in
1983.” Of the book, Senator John DeCamp (Lincoln, NE) said, “There
are many problems in America today. It's All About Power is a stimulating account of the disaster at Medina, ND in 1983 which
was the first in a series of similar shocking events that have rocked our nation. I would highly recommend everyone from politicians
to distressed farmers and government agents to militia members read and learn from this fabulous book!”
Allen Koss, PhD (Sitting Bull College, Ft. Yates, ND) added, “The authors...have dealt with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
for the past 16 years. This text should be a significant contribution to the education of other law enforcement officers.”
With 40 years of practice, and
almost 25 years as a police officer James L. Greenstone, Ed.D., has expertise as a police psychologist, a therapist, a teacher,
an author, a police officer, a mediator and negotiator, and as a consultant. The field of Crisis Intervention has been his
focus. For the better part of his career as a police officer, he has worked extensively
in the field of hostage and crisis negotiations. As a mental health professional and consultant, and as a trainer of negotiators,
as well as a member of hostage negotiations teams, he is knowledgeable about negotiator training, current practices in this
area, dealing with suicidal and barricaded subjects, negotiations techniques, team development, and team and negotiator interactions
with police tactical units. He has participated in numerous hostage, barricaded and suicidal situations, and has practical
experience in all aspects of hostage and crisis negotiations team functioning.
Greenstone’s book, The Elements of Police Hostage and Crisis Negotiations, is designed for day-to-day, on-the-scene
use. It is a practical handbook for experienced professionals and novices that can also be used as a supplementary textbook
for criminal justice, crisis intervention, and psychology coursework. Each chapter contains useful checklists, procedural
notes, tables, strategy worksheets, and forms, and the book includes special indices for quick reference in addition to a
traditional index. The book examines the negotiation process from start to finish, including preincident preparations, first
response responsibilities, responding to the call-out, arriving at the scene, preparing to negotiate, making contact, preparing
for the surrender, post-incident tasks, preparing equipment, and more.
Topics covered in The Elements of Police
Hostage and Crisis Negotiations include: legal considerations; telephone surveillance guidelines; the Stockholm Syndrome;
working with S.W.A.T. and Tactical Emergency Medical Support; dealing with the media; recognizing red flags; the issues of
suicide; debriefing the hostage team; the 150 laws of hostage and crisis negotiation; and the 10 most serious errors a negotiator
M. Oliver began his law enforcement career as a summer police officer for the Wildwood Police Department (New Jersey). In 1989, he enlisted in the U.S. Army reserves and served as a military police officer
in Desert Storm. From 1991 to 1994 Willard Oliver was a police officer for the
Arlington County Police Department (Virginia). In 1994, Willard Oliver embarked on his academic career by becoming an assistance
professor of criminal justice at Glenville State College (West Virginia). Today,
Dr. Willard M. Oliver, Ph.D.,is an Associate Professor at the College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University (Texas). Willard Oliver is also a Major in the United States Army Reserves, Military Police
Willard Oliver is the author of Community-Oriented Policing: A Systemic Approach
to Policing, Homeland Security for Policing, The Law & Order Presidency, and Community Policing: Classical Readings. He is the co-author of A History of Crime and
Criminal Justice in America and The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal.
According to the book description of Homeland
Security for Policing, “Unique in focus, Homeland Security for Policing
presents a framework for understanding the role police play in today’s era of Homeland Security. The only book
of its kind, it examines the events that led up to this new policing era, the relationship between national, state and local
agencies, and specific strategies, operations and tactics that can be used to prevent and protect against future threats.
Special emphasis is placed on understanding 9-11, the entire framework of Homeland Security in the U.S. and the unique issues
faced by local law enforcement. Provides a strategic focus that addresses state and local level responses to Homeland Security
as well as responses at the federal level. Discusses the specific issues facing police with respect to Homeland Security and
connects the Homeland Security and criminal justice fields. Discusses how and why policing has changed in the last decade.
Presents a fuller understanding of how the concept of Homeland Security developed, what it means for the police, and where
within the scope of a national Homeland Security framework the police fit. Discusses the activities of local police within
the context of both state and national Homeland Security policies. Emphasizes the integral web of dependency and connected
nature of these agencies. Discusses techniques for information gathering, risk and threat assessments, intelligence analysis,
preparation for mass disasters (including Weapons of Mass Destruction), risk management, information sharing (both laterally
and vertically), preemption of terrorism, and employment of an Incident Command System under the National Incident Management
System. Helps identify the new roles, new responsibilities, and new tasks of the police in today’s post 9-11 environment.
Law enforcement professionals.”
W. Boyd is the Communications Director for Baker County’s Consolidated 9-1-1 Dispatch Center. Jerry Boyd is also concurrently the Deputy Chief of the Baker County Fire Authority and the Deputy Director
of the Baker County Office of Homeland Security. Jerry recently managed the complete
remodeling and expansion of their 9-1-1 PSAP.
W. Boyd has been the Chief of Fire Company 50, Shasta County, CA Fire Department (1999-2003), the Chief of Police of the Martinez
Police Department (California) (1991-1996) and the Chief of Police of Coronado Police Department (California) (1981-1991). Jerry Boyd’s law enforcement career also includes working at the Irvine Police
Department (California) as a police lieutenant and SWAT commander and with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
as both a deputy sheriff and sergeant.
Boyd has designed, fabricated and staffed Mobile Incident Command Units for over 25 years. He is well versed in Tactical and
Special Operations deployments. Considered an expert in the field of PSAP Management and Supervision, Jerry holds Basic through
Management POST Certificates and is a popular Police and Fire Academy Instructor. He
has written five books, including three on emergency communications subjects and over three dozen articles in professional
journals. Among his books, he is the author of The Will to Live--Five Steps to Officer Survival and the co-author of Incident
Dispatcher: A Guide for the Professional Tactical and Incident Dispatcher.
to the book description of Incident Dispatcher: A Guide for the Professional
Tactical and Incident Dispatcher, “After years of articles, web sites, and presentations, this is the first
book to examine the concept of Incident Dispatch. The authors’ purpose is to provide basic, essential guidelines for
establishing an Incident Dispatch program, how to function as an incident dispatcher, and how to manage an incident dispatch
team in your agency or region. It is written from more than a decade of personal experience in IDT operations, management,
and training, validated by the ongoing use of hundreds of incident dispatchers and their supporting public safety and communications
Sergeant Peter Caram, (ret.) Port Authority Police Department of New York/New Jersey is the former commander and creator of
the PAPD Counter-terrorism Unit. This unique unit was responsible for conducting
vulnerability studies throughout the Port of NY/NJ district and was responsible for investigating terrorism and target hardening
for the PAPD and its vast properties, bridges, tunnels, airports, buses, trains and related ports and transportation systems
in the NY/NJ region. The unit collected terrorist information and conducted proactive
counter-terrorist investigations in conjunction with the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force and affiliated law enforcement
agencies. Sgt. Caram retired after 25 years of service that were primarily
spent in the counter-terrorism intelligence field developing intelligence operations and training programs for the Port Authority
his career, Sergeant Peter Caram was cross-designated as a Deputy United States Marshal, a member of he Joint Terrorist Task
Force, a special agent with the US Customs Office of Investigations, and a Special Agent with the US. Drug Enforcement Administration.
He co-founded (ALEAN) Airport Law Enforcement Network, an organization dedicated to the exchange of criminal and terrorist
intelligence information to insure the safety of the traveling public throughout the United States and Internationally.
the primary representative to (MAGLOCLEN) Middle Atlantic Great Lakes Organized Crime Network and is a member of the International
Counter-Terrorist Officers Association and author of The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing: Foresight and Warning, There is No Failure in the World of Jihad, published
just after the tragedy of 9/11. This work has become required reading in many
criminal justice courses at universities and police academies. He has been a guest on many television and radio programs as
an expert on fundamentalist-terrorism and has been consulted frequently by many governmental agencies including the US Department
of State Middle Eastern Crisis Desk. Sergeant. Peter Caram currently teaches
Criminal Justice related courses at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
who has spent all of his 23 years in law enforcement in the streets, is one of the most decorated officers in NYPD history
and has received over 100 medals for bravery, outstanding police work, life saving rescues, and record setting investigations.
He retired in 2004 as the Detective Squad Commander of the NYPD's Terrorism Interdiction Unit, which he co-founded after 9-11-01
as a proactive counter-terrorism investigative unit responsible to aggressively seek out and investigate terrorist cells in
was chosen as one of the top 10 of NYPD's most effective leaders of all ranks (out of nearly 20,000 qualified supervisors)
and the first supervisor featured in NYPD's Leadership Training School newsletter because of his innovation and success in
the field of leadership. He created NYPD's first citywide gang unit called CAGE (Citywide Anti Gang Enforcement) which was
awarded the National Gang Crime Research Center's award for The Most Effective Gang Unit in the US. Lou Savelli is the author of eight books in the “Pocket Guide Series:” Guide to Basic Crime Scene Investigation; Gangs Across American and the Symbols;
Graffiti Pocket Guide; Street Drugs Pocket Guide; Practical Spanish for Law Enforcement; Identity Theft; Cop Jokes; and A
Proactive Law Enforcement Guide for the War on Terror.
to the description of A Proactive Law Enforcement
Guide for the War on Terror, “Topics include: suggestions for enforcement
counter-terror tools officers should carry; tips for spotting out-of-the-ordinary people and situations that can indicate
trouble; insight into identifying fake documentation; terrorist investigation strategies; domestic terrorist groups; and,
exploration of the killer terrorist mind-set. It includes a helpful glossary
of terrorism-related terms and phrases.”
Brandon is a Deputy Inspector with the Suffolk County, N.Y. Police Department. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army and Federal
Bureau of Investigation Hazardous Devices School. Thomas Brandon is the co-author
of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Response and
to the book description of Weapons of Mass
Destruction: Response and Investigation, “This book is designed to provide law enforcement personnel with response
guidelines and evidence gathering techniques that may be utilized when responding to an incident involving the use or threatened
use of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). The first part of the book addresses the actions to be taken by the first law enforcement
personnel arriving at the scene of a WMD incident. The text examines the planning process in great detail, and the incident
management process is also extensively reviewed. Tactical operations that may be necessary to arrest individuals or prevent
a WMD incident are also discussed. The second part of the book is designed for the hazardous material trained investigator.
The required training, equipment, and investigative procedures are clearly defined in this section, and detailed step-by-step
instructions are provided for the collection of chemical, biological, and radiological evidence. In addition, investigative
techniques are provided that will assist the criminal investigator in identifying and entering a facility suspected of manufacturing
a weapon of mass destruction. Remote sampling techniques are provided to assist in gathering the probable cause for a search
warrant. Also helpful to readers are the many illustrations and a glossary. It will be clear to the reader that this unique
book represents the epitome of authoritativeness and comprehensiveness in the field of WMD response and investigation.”
Michael R. Ronczkowski, MPA, began
his law enforcement career in 1983 as a police officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department in Miami, Florida. Having risen
through the ranks, he continues to serve in an upper management capacity as a Major overseeing the Department's Homeland
Security Bureau. He is also an adjunct professor teaching courses on terrorism, analysis, and the criminal justice system
at Florida Atlantic University.
A graduate of the FBI National Academy
and recognized internationally for his analytical skills and crime mapping expertise, Mike has presented analytical material
at numerous conferences and workshops for various international associations and the National Institute of Justice. He managed
a county-wide analytical intelligence unit for over 8 years, has written analytical policy, procedures, and training protocols,
and has developed analytical databases and information resources. Michael Ronczkowski is the author of
Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime.
to the book description of Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime, “In response to the current
terror threat, law enforcement agencies must now determine how to train analysts and properly identify and respond to critical
intelligence. This book explores the issues that all analysts face, including what information to gather, how to analyze it,
and the effectiveness of crime analysts investigating terrorism. Events now mandate the unavoidable importance of understanding
"terrorism analysis." This expert overview provides the crucial foundation of criminal intelligence gathering and
analysis and defines the nature of terrorism and its practitioners, subjects of vital importance if agencies are to play an
effective role in the battle against terror.”