Book Title: Becoming a Police Officer: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Law Enforcement
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Author: Barry Baker
Becoming a Police Officer: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Law Enforcement is a serious examination of police work that is directed toward young people who are contemplating a career as a police officer. Author Barry Baker draws on over thirty-two years of experience from some of the most violent streets of any city in the United States to show you the unembellished truths of law enforcement.Baker describes the self-satisfaction that can be found in police work while identifying its pitfalls and how to avoid them. Before ending his career as a detective lieutenant, Baker spent his first twenty years on the force as a patrol officer, making him uniquely qualified to speak from a breadth and depth of experience.Becoming a Police Officer: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Law Enforcement covers topics a newly trained police officer must appreciate-and master-to ensure success and safety, including the following:Self-evaluation for a police careerRecognizing and ignoring bad adviceRapid advancement toward self-sufficiencyThe immeasurable importance of integrityMatters of life and deathBecoming a Police Officer: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Law Enforcement is a valuable insight for those seeking a career in the honorable and important profession of law enforcement.