Surviving Street Patrol: The Officer's Guide To Safe And Effective Policing

Overview

In this book, veteran San Diego Police Officer Steve Albrecht advises fellow officers of proactive measures they can take on a routine basis to improve their odds of going home in one piece. Whatever the challenge at hand, be it handcuffing noncompliant suspects, preventing suspect escapes, surviving group attacks, fighting on the ground, dodging bullets, protecting homicide scenes or dealing with the media, Albrecht has time-tested advice for handling it safely and effectively. In addition, on topics such as ...
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Overview

In this book, veteran San Diego Police Officer Steve Albrecht advises fellow officers of proactive measures they can take on a routine basis to improve their odds of going home in one piece. Whatever the challenge at hand, be it handcuffing noncompliant suspects, preventing suspect escapes, surviving group attacks, fighting on the ground, dodging bullets, protecting homicide scenes or dealing with the media, Albrecht has time-tested advice for handling it safely and effectively. In addition, on topics such as managing meth freaks; responding to domestic violence calls; avoiding AIDS, TB and other killers during searches; attending to the elderly; investigating rapes; and more, he offers invaluable insight on balancing compassion and integrity with aggressive, professional policing. This book will serve as a valuable learning tool for those street cops who, regardless of the size of their beat, agency, county or city, are out there on the front lines every day, putting their lives on the line while trying to do the right thing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581601299
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 278
  • Sales rank: 739,003
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

"A" Is for Aggressive: Avoiding In-the-Line-of-Duty Deaths
The APTRA Model: A Tactical Action Plan for Problem-Oriented Policing
Armed Robbers: Their Motives and Methods
The Art of Blending: Stop Dressing Like a Cop!
Blue Power! Police Fitness to Save Your Life and Career
Bullet Power! Police Fitness to Save Your Life and Career
Bullet Dynamics and the Myth of "Safe Cover"
To Chase or Not to Chase: The Rabbit Dilemma
Compassion for the Professional Victim
CONTACT & COVER Revisited: Remember Your Roles!
Cops and Security Guards: An Old but Uneasy Alliance
Creative Handcuffing: Unusual Ways to Restrain Unusual People
Criminal Profiling: Past Behaviors, Future Crimes
Deadly Distractions: Using Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) Safely
Domestic Violence Calls: The Safe and Effective Patrol Response
Every Day Is MOTHERS Day: Dealing with Meth Freaks and Tweakers
Fatal Contact: Avoiding AIDS, HIV, TB, and Other Killers
Fighting for Your Own Tickets: Traffic Court Survival Strategies
Ground Fighting
Gut Check Time: Officer Safety for the 2000s
Handle with Care: Elderly Calls
Home from the War
How to Read a Crook Like a Book
Militias in Our Midst: One Deputy's Story
Night Work: Darkness Is Your Friend
Officer Safety Starts at Home
On Stage at the Guerrilla Theater
Patrol Car Seat Belts: A Real Officer Safety Issue
Phantom Crimes: False Victimization Syndrome
Playing the Numbers Game: Social Security as ID
The Police-Crook Magnet
Police and "Customer Service": Citizens and the Moment of Truth
The Police Officer-Hostage: From Bad to Worse
The Police Response to Domestic Violence in the Workplace
Practicing with the Enemy: How Serious Crooks Operate
Preventing Escapes
Professional Courtesy Part I: Yours, Theirs, and Ours?
Professional Courtesy Part II: Dealing with Other Agencies
Protecting Homicide Scenes
Putting Crooks on Foot: Safe Tows and Impounds
Rape Investigations in Patrol: Don't Be First, Be Right
Responding to Workplace Violence Incidents: On the Suspect's Turf at Work
Running out of Gas: Police Officers and Compassion Fatigue
Shotgun Safety Specifics
Speedcuffing
Stop Talking Like a Cop!: Avoid Media Manipulations
Stop Thinking Like a Cop!: Think Like a Crook!
Street Talk: Mastering the "Double Huh"
Surviving Group Attacks: Staying Vertical in a Crowd
SWAT Calls: What to Do before the Big Shots Arrive
The Tactical Approach
The Tactical Cover Call: Second-Officer Roles and Responsibilities
Street Lizards and Tunnel Vision
Trouble from Above: Rooftop Attacks
How to Become Smarter Than a Drunk
Using Your Intuition: Trusting Your Gut Feelings
Using Your P&P Manual: Cheat Sheets for the Streets
Your Use of Force Continuum
50 Ways to Stay Alive
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