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Police Books

PoliceOne and Calibre Press have put together this catalog of the best books in law enforcement. Leading trainers in the industry, including Dave Smith and Gary Klugiewicz, have recommended these titles for their outstanding value in dealing with their varying aspects of vital police issues.
Recommended Titles:

Sudden Deaths in Custody (Forensic Science and Medicine)by Darrell L. Ross (Editor), Theodore C.,
M.D. Chan (Editor)
Excited Delirium Syndrome: Cause of Death and Preventionby Theresa G. DiMaio, M.D., Vincent J.M. DiMaio
The Teeth of the Tigerby Tom Clancy
On Combatby Dave Grossman
Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinkingby Malcolm Gladwell
Reading People : How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior- -Anytime, Anyplaceby Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Ph.D, and Mark C. Mazzarella
Speedy Spanish for Police Personnelby Thomas L. Hart
Raising Kids Who Can Protect Themselvesby Debbie Gardner
Training at the Speed of Life, Vol. 1: The Definitive Textbook for Police and Military Reality Based Trainingby Kenneth R. Murray
Verbal Judo : The Gentle Art of Persuasionby George Thompson
Advanced Patrol Tactics: Skill's for Today's Street Copby Michael T. Rayburn
Advanced Vehicle Stop Tactics: Skills for Today's Survival-Conscious Officerby Michael T. Rayburn
Tactical Pistol Marksmanship: How to Improve Your Combat Shooting Skillsby Gabriel Suarez
Never Be Lied To Again : How to Get the Truth In 5 Minutes Or Less In Any Conversation Or Situationby David J. Lieberman
Blown Away (Pinnacle Books Fiction)by Shane Gericke
Jefferson's War: America's First War on Terror 1801-1805by Joseph Wheelan
Use of Force: Expert Guidance for Decisive Force Responseby Brian A. Kinnaird
Find Anyone Fastby Richard S. Johnson & Debra Johnson Knox
Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation, Second Editionby David E. Zulawski
I Know You Are Lyingby Mark McClish
Conquering Deceptionby Jef Nance
Terminal Ballistics: A Text and Atlas of Gunshot Woundsby Malcolm Dodd
Sources of Power: How People Make Decisionsby Gary Klein
Enchiridionby Epictetus
Gates of Fire : An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylaeby Steven Pressfield
Motor Learning and Performanceby Richard A. Schmidt
Death by Meeting : A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Businessby Patrick M. Lencioni
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
by Patrick M. Lencioni
Applied Sport Psychology : Personal Growth to Peak Performanceby Jean M. Williams
Fit for Dutyby Robert Hoffman
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)by Robert Spencer
American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Usby Steven Emerson
The Arabs in Historyby Bernard Lewis
The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terrorby Bernard Lewis
Police Use-of-Force Case Law: The Complete Trainer, Instructor Guideby Dave Rose & Rocky Warren

Top 5 Books for Law Enforcement

1. Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and Their Families
by Kevin M. Gilmartin

For years I thought my number one job was to live through 25 years of street encounters. After 13 years of experience I realize my goal is not just to survive the street but is to live a life filled with relationships that bring me happiness and fulfillment. Police work is a great profession but it is the kind of work that without intervention destroys people and families. Dr. Gilmartin’s book Emotional Survival breaks us out of our denial about the effects of the work and gives us helpful, practical concepts we can use to make our work and home life better. Dr. Gilmartin’s book Emotional Survival is good for cops, families, police departments and communities.
--Sergeant Robert J. King, President of the Portland Police Association

Emotional Survival is an incredible book about the journey through the maze of police work. If you’re a front line officer, supervisor, or command officer, you will see yourself in this book. It is the first book I have read that describes what really happens to police officers in their careers, with incredible insight into the stress and difficulties of being a police officer. Dr. Kevin Gilmartin sets out proactive strategies for police officers and their families to survive the most dangerous profession. --Brian Adkin, President of Ontario Provincial Police Association
2. On Killing : The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
by Dave Grossman
Drawing on interviews, published personal accounts and academic studies, Grossman investigates the psychology of killing in combat. Stressing that human beings have a powerful, innate resistance to the taking of life, he examines the techniques developed by the military to overcome that aversion. His provocative study focuses in particular on the Vietnam war, revealing how the American soldier was "enabled to kill to a far greater degree than any other soldier in history." Grossman argues that the breakdown of American society, combined with the pervasive violence in the media and interactive video games, is conditioning our children to kill in a manner siimilar to the army's conditioning of soldiers: "We are reaching that stage of desensitization at which the infliction of pain and suffering has become a source of entertainment: vicarious pleasure rather than revulsion. We are learning to kill, and we are learning to like it." Grossman, a professor of military science at Arkansas State University, has written a study of relevance to a society of escalating violence. --Publisher's Weeky, Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
3. I Love a Cop, Revised Edition : What Police Families Need to Know
by Ellen Kirschman
This book is as necessary for the overall survival of our law enforcement officers as their vests, weapons, and officer safety tactics. The realities of the job have changed in the post-9/11 world, and the revised edition arrives just in time. Dr. Kirschman provides an in-depth look at the daily challenges facing the law enforcement officer and family, and offers specific strategies for overcoming the pitfalls that potentially take such a heavy toll. This book should be issued to every recruit entering the profession. --Kevin M. Gilmartin, Ph.D, author of Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement
4. Signals: How to Use Body Language for Power, Success and Love
by Allan Pease
It's scientific fact that people's body gestures give away their true intentions. Every day you're confronted by hundreds of different motions that can mean anything from "get lost" to "terrific idea." You too send out signals whether you realize it or not. Now you can take advantage of the secrets of body language for that extra edge of confidence and control in any situation. What it means when a man hooks his thumb in his belt. What it means when a woman exposes the soft skin on her wrist. How to control a person's gaze. The surefire methods of sexual attraction. How to take control of an interview or negotiation. The most strategic position to take at a business meetings. What kind of man straddles a chair. Why woman would hold their wineglass in both hands. How to avoid a speeding ticket and much more! Signals gives you the answers. Whether you're going for a big business deal, meeting that certain someone or aiming for a raise, Signals is your guide to unique power of communication that could change your life.
5. The Gift of Fear
by Gavin De Becker
Each hour, 75 women are raped in the United States, and every few seconds, a woman is beaten. Each day, 400 Americans suffer shooting injuries, and another 1,100 face criminals armed with guns. Author Gavin de Becker says victims of violent behavior usually feel a sense of fear before any threat or violence takes place. They may distrust the fear, or it may impel them to some action that saves their lives. A leading expert on predicting violent behavior, de Becker believes we can all learn to recognize these signals of the "universal code of violence," and use them as tools to help us survive. The book teaches how to identify the warning signals of a potential attacker and recommends strategies for dealing with the problem before it becomes life threatening. The case studies are gripping and suspenseful, and include tactics for dealing with similar situations.

People don't just "snap" and become violent, says de Becker, whose clients include federal government agencies, celebrities, police departments, and shelters for battered women. "There is a process as observable, and often as predictable, as water coming to a boil." Learning to predict violence is the cornerstone to preventing it. De Becker is a master of the psychology of violence, and his advice may save your life. --Joan Price, Amazon.com