Once a Cop Always a Cop

Once a Cop  Always a Cop
Author: Ray A. Randolph
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2003-05
ISBN 10: 9781410723345
ISBN 13: 1410723348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Once a Cop

Once a Cop
Author: Corey Pegues
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 1501110519
ISBN 13: 9781501110511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New York City Book Awards Hornblower Award Winner African American Literary Award Winner for Best Biography/Memoir As a youth, Corey Pegues was a criminal. As an adult, he became a high-ranking police officer. In this fascinating look at life on both sides of the law, Corey Pegues opens up about why he joined the New York Police Department after years as a drug dealer. Pegues speaks honestly about the poor choices he made while coming of age in New York City during the height of the crack epidemic. He’s equally candid about why he turned his life around, and takes you inside the NYPD, where he becomes a decorated officer despite bureaucratic pitfalls and discriminatory practices. Written with the voice and panache of someone who knows the streets, Once a Cop is a credible and informative look at the forces that lead some into a life of crime and what it means to make good on a second chance.

Once a Cop Always a Cop

Once a Cop  Always a Cop
Author: Lawrence LaRose
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN 10: 1452591288
ISBN 13: 9781452591285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shattering the glass ceiling in revealing new things, new innovations, and recreating a world globe, calendars, and the most accurate magnetic compass ever. Most people are unaware of what’s going on around them, but a few will envision or maybe discern what lies ahead. Mankind should eliminate all the negatives and replace them with positive things, in order to save humanity from self-destruction. Mankind has to build a narrow pathway to friendship, love, cooperation around the globe, and cease building obstacles. Honesty is by choice—it is not something that you can purchase in a bookstore. Sacrificing most of my adult life to a higher cause has paid off. It was not for gain, lust, money, power, or control. I can attest that serving humanity and by contributing to society has made life most enjoyable and complete. Trusting in God is unshakeable and solid as a rock. Unbelievers should recognize that animals do not endure excruciating pain in giving birth, only women. So there is a God. Eliminating spirituality from the schools and replacing the human mind with new technology is creating robots in the generations to come, and it will be controlling the minds of the populace. Every human spirit from the time of conception grows and continues to develop in journeying through a cathartic period every step of the way until exhaling the last breath.

Once a Cop

Once a Cop
Author: Lisa Childs
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 1426839545
ISBN 13: 9781426839542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once a Cop Book Review:

Putting herself in the line of fire is a dangerous way to make a living. But Roberta Meyers is proud of her job with the Lakewood P.D. No one's going to tell the dedicated police officer how to live her life. Including Holden Thomas, who thinks law enforcement is no career for a single mother. Then why is Robbie finding the outspoken youth minister—a single dad himself—so hard to resist? Holden's proud of the shelter he runs for troubled teens, and proud of the niece he's raising single-handedly. He can't let his attraction to Robbie get in the way of creating a stable home for his family. So why is Holden feeling as if he never wants to let her go?

Once Were Cops

Once Were Cops
Author: Ken Bruen
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-10-28
ISBN 10: 1429983310
ISBN 13: 9781429983310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once Were Cops Book Review:

Michael O'Shea is a member of Ireland's police force, known as The Guards. He's also a sociopath who walks a knife edge between sanity and all-out mayhem. When an exchange program is initiated and twenty Guards come to America and twenty cops from the States go to Ireland, Shay, as he's known, has his lifelong dream come true--he becomes a member of the NYPD. But Shay's dream is about to become New York's nightmare. Paired with an unstable cop nicknamed Kebar for his liberal use of a short, lethal metal stick called a K-bar, the two unlikely partners become a devastatingly effective force in the war against crime. But Kebar harbors a dangerous secret: he's sold out to the mob to help his sister. Her rape and beating leaves her in a coma and pushes an already unstable Kebar over the edge just as Shea's dark secrets threaten boil over and into the streets of New York. Once Were Cops melds the street poetry of Brooklyn and Dublin into a fast-paced, incomparable hard-boiled novel. This is Ken Bruen at his best.

Once a Cop

Once a Cop
Author: Corey Pegues
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 1501110497
ISBN 13: 9781501110498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A "former cop sets the record straight in this ... memoir about his youth selling crack in the '80s with one of NYC's toughest gangs and later rise through the ranks of the NYPD to become a community leader"--

101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become a Cop

101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become a Cop
Author: James Richard Warner
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2005-09
ISBN 10: 0595351360
ISBN 13: 9780595351367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become a Cop Book Review:

The real world of law enforcement often bears little similarity to the action-packed police dramas depicted on television and in the movies. Many people who are drawn into a career in law enforcement have little knowledge about the trials and tribulations faced by police officers in contemporary society. Author James Warner offers an objective point of view on this crisis in his insightful book 101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become A Cop.With a diverse background including over nineteen years of experience as a police officer, traffic officer, police supervisor, and field-training supervisor, Warner delivers an honest portrayal of the negative aspects of law enforcement. He has spent numerous years collecting true-life experiences from present and retired officers-and from ex-police officers who resigned from the force. Some of the stories include: The Heavy Badge Syndrome Injuries on the Job The Quasi-Military Nature of Law Enforcement Marriage Is a Hobby 101 Reasons Why Not To Become A Cop is a valuable resource for anyone considering a career in law enforcement, as well as a source of humor and comfort for veteran officers.

Black Cop

Black Cop
Author: Calvin Lawrence with Miles Howe
Publsiher: James Lorimer & Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 1459414489
ISBN 13: 9781459414488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Cop Book Review:

Calvin Lawrence became a cop at age twenty. He was recruited by the Halifax police department at a time of heightened racial tension in the city. From the start, some fellow African Canadians wondered if he had sold out. White citizens wondered whether a black Canadian even belonged in the job. Calvin takes readers into his confidence as he learns to navigate as a beat cop, and how to deal with racism in the community — and worse, in the police force itself. Lawrence leaves Halifax to join the RCMP. He shares his experiences about basic training in Regina, followed by a stint as Newfoundland's only black Mountie. He is pegged for undercover work there, but before long his cover is blown. RCMP stereotyping leads him into Toronto's notorious drug squad as an undercover police officer, and then to years in elite Mountie squads protecting prime ministers and presidents. Throughout his career, Calvin experiences hostility and racism within the force — completely contrary to the officvalues and image of the RCMP. Standing up for his rights gets him blacklisted for advancement, and ultimately leads him to clinical depression arising from workplace hostility and mistreatment. As a seventh-generation Canadian, Calvin Lawrence has written a book which lays bare key failures of Canadian police organizations. Even today they operate on the basis that only white Canadians are entitled to the rights promised to all by the rule of law and the Canadian Charter of Rights.

Once A Policeman Anthology of Philosophical Poetry

Once A Policeman Anthology of Philosophical Poetry
Author: Walter Childress
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN 10: 1641405791
ISBN 13: 9781641405799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once A Policeman Anthology of Philosophical Poetry Book Review:

I once overheard a respective member of my high school football team use the word philosopher. Secretly, I was ashamed I didn't know what he was talking about. It was then I realized the importance of having a better vocabulary. After high school, like so many in the south, and other places, I joined the military as it was a poor-man's-college. A place to learn a trade and have a respected position in society. The basic requirement that one had to take responsibility for his own actions was quickly, and unceremoniously, taught to those unfortunate enough not to already know. To 'pack your own mud', meant that it was your duty to be ready for what comes. Being a cop, basically, means the same if you're to occupy a respected position in the society. Life's boot-camp soon teaches, however, that you're not exempt from the law's of circumstance because of some title. And, though you would like to be 'all things to all people', you're soon awakened to the fact that only politicians can play at that game. One that has unfairly burdened police-work beyond sensible accountability-A real threat to all, in fact. As a cop, you have to settle for being 'just' a representative of the law; not the law itself. Your job is important enough as you stand in the 'rawest' of positions, literally, 'where the rubber meets the road'. That being, where the citizen gives over his freedoms to you by giving-into your demands/requests. Mistreat a good American too harshly, and he/she just may want to kill you, or wish someone else would. Certainly not in the best of circumstances; the worst being that one may be intent on killing you anyway just because you are a cop. Regrettably, the above lesson isn't well taught in the academy. You have to learn at your own peril also, not sufficiently taught, is there are no 'fun fights' with the cops. If someone will fight you, and should overcome you, he/she can then kill you with your own gun! What's to stop them? It is only the cops that are accused of using excessive force by too many political-minded folks! In short, there are too many boots parading around that didn't have to endure boot-camp; learning that rights/responsibilities are wedded by the law's of nature, not by the whims/fantasies of fools-on either side of the badge!

Cop in the Hood

Cop in the Hood
Author: Peter Moskos
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2009-08-03
ISBN 10: 9781400832262
ISBN 13: 1400832268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cop in the Hood Book Review:

When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see. In Cop in the Hood, Moskos reveals the truths he learned on the midnight shift. Through Moskos's eyes, we see police academy graduates unprepared for the realities of the street, success measured by number of arrests, and the ultimate failure of the war on drugs. In addition to telling an explosive insider's story of what it is really like to be a police officer, he makes a passionate argument for drug legalization as the only realistic way to end drug violence--and let cops once again protect and serve. In a new afterword, Moskos describes the many benefits of foot patrol--or, as he calls it, "policing green."

Once a Copper

Once a Copper
Author: Vikki Petraitis
Publsiher: Wild Dingo Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0648215903
ISBN 13: 9780648215905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Once a copper, always a copper. At least that’s how it seems for Brian ‘The Skull’ Murphy, long-retired but sought out by a trail of journalists and cops who regularly beat a path to his door. Once known as Australia’s toughest cop, The Skull was both charged with manslaughter (and acquitted), then awarded a Valour Award for bravery in the line of duty. It is these two sides to the complex man that intrigue audiences to this day. A non-drinking, Catholic family man, The Skull didn’t fit the 1950s police mould and often found himself on the outer among his colleagues. Dodging crooks and corruption on both sides of the thin blue line, The Skull carefully cultivated a reputation for being a ‘mad bastard’. Over 40 men felt the sting of his bullets, and many more felt the sting of his fists. But behind Australia’s toughest cop lay a personal secret of sexual abuse which Murphy shares publicly for the first time, in the hope that it will help others. This abuse formed the kind of police officer he later became — tough on the bad guys, but fiercely protective towards victims. With today’s political correctness and strict rules of conduct, there will never be another big personality copper like Brian ‘The Skull’ Murphy. This is his story.

Northern Ex

Northern Ex
Author: Colin Campbell
Publsiher: WildBlue Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2017-08-28
ISBN 10: 194729024X
ISBN 13: 9781947290242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Northern Ex Book Review:

A disgraced ex-cop gets a shot at redemption—from the author of the Jim Grant thrillers, known for his “very real . . . very good” crime fiction (Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author). Once a cop always a cop. Ex vice squad cop Vince McNulty copes with life outside the force by visiting the Northern X massage parlors he used to police. Until a return to his old stomping ground prompts a change in fortunes. Several girls have gone missing. All young masseuses. All from parlors that McNulty has visited. When one of them turns up dead everything points to a regular customer being involved. And McNulty is top of the list. “Every detail feels authentic, and his dark, muscular prose suggests the best pulp writers of the ’50s.”—Kirkus Reviews “Full of white-knuckle suspense, shocking violence, and unexpected twists. A fine choice for fans of gritty, realistic cop dramas.”—Booklist Praise for the Jim Grant Thriller series “A cop with a sharp eye, keen mind, and a lion’s heart.”—Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author, on Jamaica Plain “Campbell writes smart, rollercoaster tales with unstoppable forward momentum and thrilling authenticity.”—Nick Petrie, national bestselling author, on Beacon Hill “Grim and gritty and packed with action and crackling dialogue.”—Kirkus Reviews on Jamaica Plain

The Passage

The Passage
Author: Phillip M Vitti
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-03-07
ISBN 10: 1468543334
ISBN 13: 9781468543339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Passage Book Review:

Journey with the author through the labyrinth of Bostons once infamous Combat Zone - a four block area of concentrated crime, vice and pathos. Peer into the murky world and inner workings of organized crime - prostitution, gaming, pornography and bookmaking. Trace the rudimentary beginnings of his undercover personality known as Mike Russo, whose persona would last a decade. Mike Russo would evolve from a flat unidimensional observe and report investigator into a fully immersed and developed character - a free floating, socially conscious, intellectual type with strong feelings against the war in Vietnam and a propensity towards political radicalism. Traits sorely needed for the specialized intelligence gathering that would enable the cops to stay one step ahead of the disruptive elements of the social protest era being violently played out in the streets of Boston and Cambridge. In the end the author would collide with his pseudo-self forcing him to confront his own conscience and choose, not between right from wrong - but right from right. This book ends on a soul-searching and highly dramatic note! He lived this life.

Bad Cop

Bad Cop
Author: Paul Bacon
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 9781608191956
ISBN 13: 1608191958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In 2001, Paul Bacon was a typical young guy in New York: overeducated, liberal, hip, a little aimless. But when 9/11 came, he was galvanized into action. Feeling that he had to do something to help his fellow man, he raced to Ground Zero, where he stood around for several days before finally realizing that he had no skills that were of any use in a crisis. So he applied to the fire department-and was summarily rejected; he was too old, they said, and he couldn't do any pull-ups. So he decided to take what was available to him: He joined the NYPD. Bad Cop is Bacon's hilarious and thoughtful memoir of his three years among New York's Finest. Beginning with his tenure in the police academy (where he's mostly interested in pursuing the lovely cadet Clarabel - until he finds a surprising new love in the form of his service .357), it follows him through a reluctant apprenticeship and out onto the streets, where the sensitive former graphic designer is transformed into a rough-and-tumble Harlem beat cop. Brimming with great set pieces and amazing characters, this is both a love letter and a send-up of the squad that keeps New York safe - sometimes.

X Cop X Con

X Cop X Con
Author: Robert Juarez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781532337895
ISBN 13: 1532337892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Don t Mess with Daddy s Girl

Don t Mess with Daddy s Girl
Author: Sandy Appleyard
Publsiher: Sandy Appleyard
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN 10: 0995070555
ISBN 13: 9780995070554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Mess with Daddy s Girl Book Review:

A serial killer, a stock broker, and a police chief’s daughter clash in this mysterious tale of greed and love. Michael is forced to choose between his most precious asset and the love of his life, when a serial killer tries to take what matters most to him. Police chief Mark Tame and his team hunt for clues with Michael’s help, when they realize that the killer is linked to Michael. Jessica has the love and protection of both men, but will that be enough to keep her safe?

Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Blue
Author: Rosa Brooks
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 0525557865
ISBN 13: 9780525557869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tangled Up in Blue Book Review:

Journalist and law professor Rosa Brooks goes beyond the "blue wall of silence" in this radical inside examination of American policing In her forties, with two children, a spouse, a dog, a mortgage, and a full-time job as a tenured law professor at Georgetown University, Rosa Brooks decided to become a cop. A liberal academic and journalist with an enduring interest in law's troubled relationship with violence, Brooks wanted the kind of insider experience that would help her understand how police officers make sense of their world—and whether that world can be changed. In 2015, against the advice of everyone she knew, she applied to become a sworn, armed reserve police officer with the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department. Then as now, police violence was constantly in the news. The Black Lives Matter movement was gaining momentum, protests wracked America's cities, and each day brought more stories of cruel, corrupt cops, police violence, and the racial disparities that mar our criminal justice system. Lines were being drawn, and people were taking sides. But as Brooks made her way through the police academy and began work as a patrol officer in the poorest, most crime-ridden neighborhoods of the nation's capital, she found a reality far more complex than the headlines suggested. In Tangled Up in Blue, Brooks recounts her experiences inside the usually closed world of policing. From street shootings and domestic violence calls to the behind-the-scenes police work during Donald Trump's 2016 presidential inauguration, Brooks presents a revelatory account of what it's like inside the "blue wall of silence." She issues an urgent call for new laws and institutions, and argues that in a nation increasingly divided by race, class, ethnicity, geography, and ideology, a truly transformative approach to policing requires us to move beyond sound bites, slogans, and stereotypes. An explosive and groundbreaking investigation, Tangled Up in Blue complicates matters rather than simplifies them, and gives pause both to those who think police can do no wrong—and those who think they can do no right.

The Confused Cop

The Confused Cop
Author: Phillip C. Puccio
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2005-10
ISBN 10: 9781594537196
ISBN 13: 1594537194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Confused Cop Book Review:

Matt Russo, a lonely, insecure young man becomes a New York City cop. He endures the difficulties of the job. Eventually he becomes a detective assigned to the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Division in Manhattan. The atrocities that he encounters during his daily shift weigh heavily on him.Linda Robin, a Super Model disappears. Russo is temporarily transferred to a task force investigating the disappearance. He becomes the resident profiler. During his investigation, he stumbles onto a suspect. Roger Farnow is extremely rich and famous.Roger is everything that Russo is not. He is tall, extremely handsome and worldly. However, Roger harbors a dark secret.In Matts mind, he knows that Roger is guilty. When they finally meet, Matt feels a strange liking for the man. Against all his experience and training, Matt is drawn into Rogers world. A friendship develops.Matt becomes part of Rogers inner circle. He travels with Roger, and a world that Matt didnt know existed opens to him. But, once a cop, always a cop, and as the real Roger emerges, Detective Matt Russos instincts surface. Tension develops between the two men. As their friendship deteriorates, Matt confronts battling the enemy that was once his friend.

The Truth About Cops A Retired Police Officer s Answers to All Your Burning Questions

The Truth About Cops  A Retired Police Officer s Answers to All Your Burning Questions
Author: Tim Dees
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2012-09-14
ISBN 10: 1614645752
ISBN 13: 9781614645757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth About Cops A Retired Police Officer s Answers to All Your Burning Questions Book Review:

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR I have a head full of information, not all of which is useful. It bothers me that the lyrics for Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I've Got Love in My Tummy are taking up room that could be occupied by something more life-relevant. Still, I've often found myself the person people come to when they want to know something, but aren't sure where to find it, and I enjoy providing that service. Quora is a great outlet for people like me. I stumbled on the site a little more than a year ago, and almost 600 answered questions later, there's enough material for a book. Law enforcement is a passion for me, not for the power trip or the adrenaline rush, but because it can be a truly noble vocation when done right. People depend on law enforcement officers to protect them from predators, see that the bad guys are held to account for their acts, and establish order out of chaos. The authority that cops have is a sacred public trust. Most officers carry out their duties proudly and honorably, but there will always be a few who abuse that trust. The short essays here are about both sides of that issue. These answers are also about separating some of the myths of police work from the reality. There have been so many dramatic depictions of law enforcement, some of them very realistic and others that seem realistic, that people tend to believe they know how cops work and why they do what they do. Here, I've tried to give you the straight scoop, knowledge accumulated from my own experience and from knowing cops from all over the country and the world. Some of it isn't flattering, but otherwise it wouldn't be honest. I hope you enjoy and benefit from these insights into police work. Tim Dees EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Is It TRUE That Parking Patrol Officers Can NOT Stop Writing A Ticket Once They Have Started? Some agencies do in fact have a policy that an officer, police, parking or otherwise, can't discard a citation once they have started writing it. Virtually all of them have some process for voiding a citation issued in error once the citation has been issued, but this process is carefully monitored to prevent abuse. Absent a monitored process, the system is easily manipulated. Someone makes a call to a person in the police department who has influence, and that person contacts the officer who issued the ticket. They persuade the officer to void the ticket. If the voided ticket appears to be correct in format, e.g. license plate matches the vehicle description, violation is appropriate for that location, etc. then whoever is in charge of reviewing the voided citations is supposed to follow up and find out if the citation was voided for a legitimate reason or as a favor to someone. Most of the time, when the issuing officer has started the citation form (and many of them are generated via handheld computer these days) and the violator runs up and asks them to stop, the violation is legitimate, and the officer has already looked around for the driver of the vehicle. The typical complaint is "but I was just gone for a minute" (which may or may not be true). In any event, there is seldom a provision in the law for parking there for a minute-you aren't supposed to park there at all. So, in short, it's usually true that the officer is not supposed to stop once they have begun issuing the citation. Buy the book to read more!

A Year in Bushwick

A Year in Bushwick
Author: Kevin Cox
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2015-07-03
ISBN 10: 9781500999346
ISBN 13: 1500999342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year in Bushwick Book Review:

A Year In Bushwick is set in the 1970's a time before Facebook and cell phones. A time when what happened on the street stayed on the street. It is the story of a cop and the squad he worked with in the strangest precinct in New York City. Headquarters once advised a Captain who had been assigned as Commanding Officer that the 83 Precinct was a cross between a Foreign Legion Outpost and a leper colony. This book follows Sean Quigley a cop in the 83 precinct for one year from New Year's Eve at Times Square to Brooklyn and back to Times Square. It is the fictional memoir of a fictional cop assigned to that precinct. You will meet the strange cops that inhabited that precinct, the nurses from a local hospital and those who lived in the confines of the command. They were he last of the cowboy cops. The story covers the gamut of human emotion and experience. There is tragedy, horror, sex, violence, boredom and a good deal of comedy.