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Policing in the 21st Century

by Captain Roger B. Houle Jr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/19/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781490790251
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781490790237
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781490790244

About the Book

This book will examine the role of a police officer as we enter this technological, politically correct age. I hope to provide you with some insight into the law enforcement profession based on my years of service as a sworn police officer. Whether you are in law enforcement, considering a career in law enforcement or just a concerned citizen, I urge you to read this book. I will not bore you with studies, statistics, or specifics but provide you with my own insight into the profession, the challenges it faces, and ways to make it better. The book is designed to stand the test of time so as to hopefully be valuable to many generations of law enforcement officers yet to come. I am going to try and relate to you how police officers can individually be their best, how administrators can be their best, and how civilians can enhance their local law enforcement agency. There are many changes facing the police officer in the twenty-first century. Many of these changes are good and have made the job safer and increased the ability to solve crime. Some of these changes however are very detrimental to the profession. Hopefully, part of this book will point out these problem areas and provide viable solutions.

About the Author

My name is Roger B. Houle, Jr. and I have been involved with law enforcement for many decades. I proudly served with the City of East Providence Rhode Island Police Department for twenty-four years. During that time I served at various ranks, and in various assignments, starting my career as a patrol officer working on the street. As a detective I was assigned to the vice unit, major crimes and crime scene investigation. Throughout my career I was blessed to achieve the ranks of detective, sergeant, lieutenant and eventually captain. As captain, I served as the division commander of both the Patrol Division and the Detective Division. I was the third ranking officer of the department while serving at this rank. I preface this book with a brief background of my career to demonstrate that my experience in law enforcement was diverse. I feel it gives me great insight into the law enforcement profession and what I am trying to relate to the reader of this book.