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The following books on crime analysis or the use of crime analysis by police and law enforcement managers were written by police officers.

Using Geographic Information Systems in Law Enforcement: Crime Analysis and Community Policing : Using ArcView 3.X
Mark A. Stallo  More Info

Using Microsoft Office to Improve Law Enforcement Operations: Crime Analysis, Community Policing, and Investigations
Mark A. Stallo  More Info

Mark A. Stallo  More Info

Mark Stallo has served as a Dallas Police Department police officer for more than 24 years. He is currently a sergeant and has supervised the Crime Analysis Team for 13 years. Mark Stallo one of the founders the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA). He served as Vice President of Membership for the IACA from 1991 to 1994, and as President from 1994 to 2000. As the current Past President, he counsels and advises the IACA Board.


Mark Stallo has been involved in technical assistance projects, teaching, and steering committees for the National Institute of Justice, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), SEARCH, the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC), the FBI National Academy, and the Southwest Law Enforcement Institute. Mark Stallo has taught a number of classes at the Collin County Community College and is an adjunct professor for Midwest State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, teaching Internet-based crime analysis courses.


Mark has consulted the government of Argentina on developing a crime analysis program for six of the largest provinces. He has also conducted training for the University of Bucharest and the University of the West in Romania. He has received training in a number of areas related to crime analysis, crime mapping, and various computer software. Among the software that he has been thoroughly trained in is the Microsoft Office Suite, (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook), ArcView, MapInfo, and the integration of crime analysis software. Mark Stall has a BS in Criminal Justice, an MS in Management and Administrative Science, and an MPA.


Mark Stallo is the author of Using Microsoft Office to Improve Law Enforcement Operations: Crime Analysis, Community Policing, and Investigations.  Mark Stallow is the co-author of Using Geographic Information Systems in Law Enforcement: Crime Analysis and Community Policing : Using ArcView 3.X; Contemporary Issues, Applications, and Techniques in Crime Analysis; Better Policing With Microsoft Office: Crime Analysis Investigations; and, Crime and Punishment in the Lone Star State.


According to the book description of Using Microsoft Office to Improve Law Enforcement Operations: Crime Analysis, Community Policing, and Investigations, “This book demonstrates how to use Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint to become more effective and efficient in law enforcement applications. The examples presented in this book concentrate on crime analysis, community policing and investigative data. The exercises solve real world problems in law enforcement, using fictional data. The book has been designed for a 40 hour seminar or a semester long college course. College or university faculty are encouraged to review the book for use in a crime analysis and community policing applications courses.”

This is the Police Writers 2008 Book of the Year.

What Every Chief Executive Should Know
Jon M. Shane  More Info

In December 1985, Jon M. Shane Joined the Newark Police Department (New Jersey) and was assigned to the South Police District.  During his 20 year law enforcement career, he worked a variety of assignments and worked his way through the ranks of detective, sergeant and lieutenant, eventually reaching the rank of Captain. His last active duty assignment was in the Command Operations Center which provides command rank supervision to the Department during non-business hours. The Command Operations Center personnel monitor significant planned or spontaneous events, inspect Department-wide operations including field deployment, operational readiness, and administrative procedures. The Command Operations Center also provides control of resources to address prevailing service demands, command level presence and oversight at the scene of unusual incidents.


Captain Jon Shane (ret.) has a BA and Masters in criminal justice; and, is currently working on his Doctorate in Criminal Justice.  Captain Jon Shane (ret.) is the author of What Every Chief Executive Should Know.


According to the book description of What Every Chief Executive Should Know, “How many officers do we need? Are we efficiently using the ones we have? Is there a relationship between the number of officers we have and our crime rate? What s the status of our patrol car fleet? Are citizens satisfied with our work? What s the cost of our special programs and what are the actual benefits? Big questions that demand solid answers! This book will help you provide them! Easy to understand and designed to help top administrators use actual current information and calculations to make the kinds of informed decisions that make agencies run smoothly, efficiently and economically. You ll get step-by-step guidance on: Evaluating whether overtime is necessary and effective Drafting and maintaining a realistic, successful budget Creating smart, efficient workload distributions Analyzing cost effectiveness of special departmental programs Learning to forecast crime...and prepare to combat it.”

Police Technology
Raymond E. Foster  More Info

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

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