Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cops Collaborate on Homeland Security, a website dedicated to listing state and local police officers who have authored books, added three police officers who collaborated to produce a book on homeland security.

Daniel Byram, MA, is a retired police lieutenant from Mesa Police Department. He has extensive experience in the fields of intelligence, covert operations, tactical operations, and training. He has over 15 years in post-secondary education experience including the private and community college sectors.

Tom Avery has been an investigator with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, CA, for over 10 years. Tom is currently assigned to the Technology Crimes Unit. He is a Technology Crime trainer for the California Department of Justice.

Rick Michelson has 30 years of law enforcement experience which includes holding rank as a Sergeant with the San Diego Police Department, the University of California police in San Diego, a Lieutenant with California Polytechnic University, Pomona police, and as "Interim" Chief with Grossmont Community College’s police. He is currently a Reserve Lieutenant with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department in their Backgrounds Unit. Rick holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He is a full-time criminal justice professor at a Grossmont Community College (San Diego area), and an adjunct professor at Webster University where he teaches Criminal Psychology and Emergency Planning at the Master’s level. Rick is certified as a Leadership & Ethics Trainer through a California State Chancellors' Community College grant (in conjunction with Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society).

Their book, Homeland Security Principles, Planning and Procedures, is a broad, in-depth look at security planning and procedures. Readers will be exposed to “skills in interviewing and interrogation techniques, intelligence gathering, surveillances, perimeter and crime scene security, criminal evidence preservation and collection, and principles of crowd and riot control. Additional topics include threat assessment and response, and facility security and vulnerabilities. This book targets the college student as well as the criminal justice professional because it also helps develop skills in substance abuse recognition, theft, sabotage and espionage. It also covers techniques for dealing with computer security, electronic
criminal investigations, firewalls and security software as well as crime prevention techniques. Additional topics include crime prevention, security access control, and security force management. now hosts 313
police officers (representing 135 police departments) and their 734 books in six categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.

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