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Sunday, July 26, 2009

American Heroes Radio

July 26, 2009 (San Dimas, CA) American Heroes Radio reorganized its platform and launched a new website today. American Heroes Radio provides a platform for the lives, stories and accomplishments of our American Heroes. Each week, a different member of our military, law enforcement, firefighting and emergency services are guests. Previous guests have included: a World War II fighter pilot speaking about his experiences over Iwo Jima; a Navy captain tell his story of Cold War submarine hunting; an Iraq war veteran who was wounded in the head by an RPG; or, any of the large numbers of interviews of law enforcement officials around the country speaking about their expertise, careers and often hair-raising adventures.

American Heroes Radio now has 63 episodes in the archive and weekly shows scheduled through September 2009. You can explore the radio program here:

American Heroes Radio

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Entrepreneurial Leadership

July 23, 2009 (San Dimas, CA) American Heroes Press announced that the co-author of Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style, Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.) will be a guest on the Internet-based radio program Ladee 16 discussing entrepreneurial leadership on September 12, 2009 at 4PM Eastern.

Date: September 12, 2009
Time: 4PM Eastern
Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Ladee16

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Ladee 16, an internet marketer by profession, hosts a show that showcases entrepreneurs and artists. According to Ladee 16, “It is the goal of this show to promote as many people as possible to help them on their individual paths to their individual goals.”

ABOUT RAYMOND E. FOSTER
Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton. He has completed his doctoral studies in business research. Raymond is a graduate of the West Point Leadership program and has attended law enforcement, technology and leadership programs such as the National Institute for Justice, Technology Institute, Washington, DC.

Raymond has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and is currently a faculty advisor and chair of the Criminal Justice Program at the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

His first book, Police Technology is used in over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. He latest book, Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style has been adopted by several universities for course work in leadership; by several civil service organizations and required reading for promotion; and, has been well received in the wider market.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Using poker as analogy for leadership, Captain Andrew Harvey, CPD (ret.), Ed.D. and Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA found the right mix of practical experience and academic credentials to write a definitive book for leaders. Working together, Harvey and Foster have written Leadership: Texas Hold em Style. Most often leaders find they are given a set of resources people, equipment, funds, experience and a mission. As Foster noted, "You're dealt a certain hand. How you play that hand as a leader determines your success."

More than a book: A fun and entertaining journey through leadership that includes an interactive website to supplement knowledge gained from the book.
Proven and Tested: Not an academic approach to leadership, but rather a road-tested guide that has been developed through 50-years of author experience.
High Impact: Through the use of perspective, reflection, and knowledge, provides information that turns leadership potential into leadership practice.
Ease of Application: Theory is reinforced with real-life experience, which results in accessible and practical tools leaders can put to use immediately.
High Road Approach: Personal character and ethical beliefs are woven into each leadership approach, so leaders do the right thing for the right reasons.
Uses Game of Poker: Rather than a dry approach that is all fact and no flavor, the game of poker is used as a lens through which to view leadership concepts.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret)
909.599.7530
raymond@hitechcj.com
www.police-writers.com

Leadership Mojo

July 23, 2009 (San Dimas, CA) American Heroes Press announced that the co-author of Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style, Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.) will be a guest on the internet-based radio program Professional Mojo for two episodes: August 11, 2009 at 8AM Pacific and August 20, 2009 at 8AM Pacific.

Dates: August 8, 2009 and August 20, 2009
Time: 8AM Pacific
Listen Live:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/professionalmojo/2009/08/11/Professional-Mojo-Interviews-Raymond-Foster-about-Leadership

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/professionalmojo/2009/08/20/Professional-Mojo-Continues-the-Discussion-on-Leadership-1

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Professional Mojo delivers thoughtfully priced webinars, onsite learning, private label teleseminars, and web design services for nonprofits, churches, and organizations. Lee Brogden Culberson, the host of Professional Mojo, said, “Our mission is simple: offer professionally moderated webinars with relevant, timely topics at a reasonable price. Join the Mojo Mavens and get ready!”

ABOUT RAYMOND E. FOSTER
Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in
Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton. He has completed his doctoral studies in business research. Raymond is a graduate of the West Point Leadership program and has attended law enforcement, technology and leadership programs such as the National Institute for Justice, Technology Institute, Washington, DC.

Raymond has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and is currently a faculty advisor and chair of the
Criminal Justice Program at the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

His first book,
Police Technology is used in over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. He latest book, Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style has been adopted by several universities for course work in leadership; by several civil service organizations and required reading for promotion; and, has been well received in the wider market.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Using poker as analogy for
leadership, Captain Andrew Harvey, CPD (ret.), Ed.D. and Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA found the right mix of practical experience and academic credentials to write a definitive book for leaders. Working together, Harvey and Foster have written Leadership: Texas Hold em Style. Most often leaders find they are given a set of resources people, equipment, funds, experience and a mission. As Foster noted, "You're dealt a certain hand. How you play that hand as a leader determines your success."

More than a book: A fun and entertaining journey through
leadership that includes an interactive website to supplement knowledge gained from the book.
Proven and Tested: Not an academic approach to
leadership, but rather a road-tested guide that has been developed through 50-years of author experience.
High Impact: Through the use of perspective, reflection, and knowledge, provides information that turns
leadership potential into leadership practice.
Ease of Application: Theory is reinforced with real-life experience, which results in accessible and practical tools leaders can put to use immediately.
High Road Approach: Personal character and ethical beliefs are woven into each leadership approach, so leaders do the right thing for the right reasons.
Uses Game of Poker: Rather than a dry approach that is all fact and no flavor, the game of poker is used as a lens through which to view
leadership concepts.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret)
909.599.7530
raymond@hitechcj.com
www.police-writers.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Poker and Leadership

July 20, 2009 (San Dimas, CA) American Heroes Press announced that the co-author of Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style, Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.) will be a guest on the internet-based radio program Boris Poker Radio.

Date: July 24, 2009
Time: 7:30 PM Pacific
Listen Live:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Boris-Poker-Radio/2009/07/25/Boris-Poker-Radio-6

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Boris Poker Radio covers the poker world from the casual and low limit perspective. Reoccurring segments with our message board's very own on-line multi-table tournament pro help those new to the game in making the right decisions as they learn the game.

ABOUT RAYMOND E. FOSTER
Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in
Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton. He has completed his doctoral studies in business research. Raymond is a graduate of the West Point Leadership program and has attended law enforcement, technology and leadership programs such as the National Institute for Justice, Technology Institute, Washington, DC.

Raymond has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and is currently a faculty advisor and chair of the
Criminal Justice Program at the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

His first book,
Police Technology is used in over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. He latest book, Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style has been adopted by several universities for course work in leadership; by several civil service organizations and required reading for promotion; and, has been well received in the wider market.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Using poker as analogy for
leadership, Captain Andrew Harvey, CPD (ret.), Ed.D. and Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA found the right mix of practical experience and academic credentials to write a definitive book for leaders. Working together, Harvey and Foster have written Leadership: Texas Hold em Style. Most often leaders find they are given a set of resources people, equipment, funds, experience and a mission. As Foster noted, "You're dealt a certain hand. How you play that hand as a leader determines your success."

More than a book: A fun and entertaining journey through
leadership that includes an interactive website to supplement knowledge gained from the book.
Proven and Tested: Not an academic approach to
leadership, but rather a road-tested guide that has been developed through 50-years of author experience.
High Impact: Through the use of perspective, reflection, and knowledge, provides information that turns
leadership potential into leadership practice.
Ease of Application: Theory is reinforced with real-life experience, which results in accessible and practical tools leaders can put to use immediately.
High Road Approach: Personal character and ethical beliefs are woven into each leadership approach, so leaders do the right thing for the right reasons.
Uses Game of Poker: Rather than a dry approach that is all fact and no flavor, the game of poker is used as a lens through which to view
leadership concepts.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret)
909.599.7530
raymond@hitechcj.com
www.police-writers.com

Monday, July 20, 2009

Leadership and the Odd Mind

July 20, 2009 (San Dimas, CA) American Heroes Press announced that the co-author of Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style, Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.) will be a guest on the internet-based radio program The Odd Mind with host Lesa Trapp on September 3, 2009.

Date: September 3, 2009
Time: 9PM Central
Listen Live:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TheOddMind

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The
Odd Mind Show is the voice of the independent author/artist. The host, Lesa Trapp, is also the publisher of The Odd Mind magazine. In an interview of Trapp by Yvonne Mason, Trapp said of the Odd Mind magazine, “"I want a magazine which not only highlights unknown authors and artists, I also want one which can be purchased and taken into a store to use as a guide to by books." Lesa Trapp went onto explain, “These authors have to rely one their own promoting and their own resources to get their work out there to the readers. Many have spent years trying to not only get published but about as many years getting known.” Summed up, the radio program and the magazine put the extraordinary talents of relatively unknown authors and artists into the minds of new audiences.

ABOUT RAYMOND E. FOSTER
Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in
Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton. He has completed his doctoral studies in business research. Raymond is a graduate of the West Point Leadership program and has attended law enforcement, technology and leadership programs such as the National Institute for Justice, Technology Institute, Washington, DC.

Raymond has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and is currently a faculty advisor and chair of the
Criminal Justice Program at the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

His first book,
Police Technology is used in over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. He latest book, Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style has been adopted by several universities for course work in leadership; by several civil service organizations and required reading for promotion; and, has been well received in the wider market.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Using poker as analogy for
leadership, Captain Andrew Harvey, CPD (ret.), Ed.D. and Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA found the right mix of practical experience and academic credentials to write a definitive book for leaders. Working together, Harvey and Foster have written Leadership: Texas Hold em Style. Most often leaders find they are given a set of resources people, equipment, funds, experience and a mission. As Foster noted, "You're dealt a certain hand. How you play that hand as a leader determines your success."

More than a book: A fun and entertaining journey through
leadership that includes an interactive website to supplement knowledge gained from the book.
Proven and Tested: Not an academic approach to
leadership, but rather a road-tested guide that has been developed through 50-years of author experience.
High Impact: Through the use of perspective, reflection, and knowledge, provides information that turns
leadership potential into leadership practice.
Ease of Application: Theory is reinforced with real-life experience, which results in accessible and practical tools leaders can put to use immediately.
High Road Approach: Personal character and ethical beliefs are woven into each leadership approach, so leaders do the right thing for the right reasons.
Uses Game of Poker: Rather than a dry approach that is all fact and no flavor, the game of poker is used as a lens through which to view
leadership concepts.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret)
909.599.7530
raymond@hitechcj.com
www.police-writers.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Unstoppable Leadership

July 14, 2009 (San Dimas, CA) American Heroes Press announced that the co-author of Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style, Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.) will be a guest on Mission Unstoppable hosted by Frankie Picasso on
August 25, 2009 at 5PM PACIFIC.

Date: August 25, 2009
Time: 5PM Pacific
Listen Live:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/missionunstoppable

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Mission Unstoppable a mindset. It is an innate knowing that you can do whatever it is that you want to Do, and be whoever it is you want to Be! Mission Unstoppable is your new mantra. It is a way of life. It is a choice that you make on the inside that results in fruitful results on the outside. Mission Unstoppable is your call for action! Some folks find it on their own; others acquire it as they go along. Anyone can learn it. According to the host, Frankie Picasso, “That’s why I am here. I am Guerrilla Coach Frankie Picasso, aka The Unstoppable Coach. Join me and my Unstoppable Guests Tuesdays at 8 pm Est. and be inspired to live life large, live life by design, live life on a Mission, Mission Unstoppable!”

ABOUT RAYMOND E. FOSTER
Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in
Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton. He has completed his doctoral studies in business research. Raymond is a graduate of the West Point Leadership program and has attended law enforcement, technology and leadership programs such as the National Institute for Justice, Technology Institute, Washington, DC.

Raymond has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and is currently a faculty advisor and chair of the
Criminal Justice Program at the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

His first book, Police Technology is used in over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. He latest book,
Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style has been adopted by several universities for course work in leadership; by several civil service organizations and required reading for promotion; and, has been well received in the wider market.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Using poker as analogy for
leadership, Captain Andrew Harvey, CPD (ret.), Ed.D. and Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA found the right mix of practical experience and academic credentials to write a definitive book for leaders. Working together, Harvey and Foster have written Leadership: Texas Hold em Style. Most often leaders find they are given a set of resources people, equipment, funds, experience and a mission. As Foster noted, "You're dealt a certain hand. How you play that hand as a leader determines your success."

More than a book: A fun and entertaining journey through
leadership that includes an interactive website to supplement knowledge gained from the book.
Proven and Tested: Not an academic approach to
leadership, but rather a road-tested guide that has been developed through 50-years of author experience.
High Impact: Through the use of perspective, reflection, and knowledge, provides information that turns
leadership potential into leadership practice.
Ease of Application: Theory is reinforced with real-life experience, which results in accessible and practical tools leaders can put to use immediately.
High Road Approach: Personal character and ethical beliefs are woven into each leadership approach, so leaders do the right thing for the right reasons.
Uses Game of Poker: Rather than a dry approach that is all fact and no flavor, the game of poker is used as a lens through which to view
leadership concepts.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret)
909.599.7530
raymond@hitechcj.com
www.police-writers.com

Leadership: Texas Hold em Style

Leadership: Texas Hold em Style

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style

The co-author of Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style, Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.) will be a guest on At Home Biz Radio.

Date: July 20, 2009
Time: 10AM Pacific Time
Listen Live:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Jeane/2009/07/20/Leadership-Texas-Holdem-Style

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Being the owner of your own business whether it's home based or out of the home can be quite challenging; especially with marketing and advertising being costly to reach a vast majority of people. That's where
At Home Biz Radio comes in, we would like to help you get the word out about your business or venture. For more information visit: At Home Biz Radio.

ABOUT RAYMOND E. FOSTER
Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in
Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton. He has completed his doctoral studies in business research. Raymond is a graduate of the West Point Leadership program and has attended law enforcement, technology and leadership programs such as the National Institute for Justice, Technology Institute, Washington, DC.

Raymond has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and is currently a faculty advisor and chair of the
Criminal Justice Program at the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

His first book, Police Technology is used in over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. He latest book,
Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style has been adopted by several universities for course work in leadership; by several civil service organizations and required reading for promotion; and, has been well received in the wider market.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Using poker as analogy for
leadership, Captain Andrew Harvey, CPD (ret.), Ed.D. and Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA found the right mix of practical experience and academic credentials to write a definitive book for leaders. Working together, Harvey and Foster have written Leadership: Texas Hold em Style. Most often leaders find they are given a set of resources people, equipment, funds, experience and a mission. As Foster noted, "You're dealt a certain hand. How you play that hand as a leader determines your success."

More than a book: A fun and entertaining journey through
leadership that includes an interactive website to supplement knowledge gained from the book.
Proven and Tested: Not an academic approach to
leadership, but rather a road-tested guide that has been developed through 50-years of author experience.
High Impact: Through the use of perspective, reflection, and knowledge, provides information that turns
leadership potential into leadership practice.
Ease of Application: Theory is reinforced with real-life experience, which results in accessible and practical tools leaders can put to use immediately.
High Road Approach: Personal character and ethical beliefs are woven into each leadership approach, so leaders do the right thing for the right reasons.
Uses Game of Poker: Rather than a dry approach that is all fact and no flavor, the game of poker is used as a lens through which to view
leadership concepts.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret)
909.599.7530
raymond@hitechcj.com
www.police-writers.com

Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style

The co-author of Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style, Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.) will be a guest on Ramble & Rumble with Rabbi; hosted by Rabbi DF Eukel.

Date: July 15, 2009
Time: 7AM Central Standard Time
Listen Live:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/RabbiEukel

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Ramble & Rumble with Rabbi hosted by Rabbi DF Eukel, is a M-F ninety-minute broadcast at 6AM CST. Our community conversations change with each broadcast day, distinctive segments. Come-on, get your coffee, courage and call-in or chat! We have had over 150 broadcasts since our beginning show Nov 22, 2008. Still going and growing! Want to "Ask the Rabbi"?

ABOUT RAYMOND E. FOSTER
Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in
Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton. He has completed his doctoral studies in business research. Raymond is a graduate of the West Point Leadership program and has attended law enforcement, technology and leadership programs such as the National Institute for Justice, Technology Institute, Washington, DC.

Raymond has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and is currently a faculty advisor and chair of the
Criminal Justice Program at the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

His first book, Police Technology is used in over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. He latest book,
Leadership: Texas Hold ‘em Style has been adopted by several universities for course work in leadership; by several civil service organizations and required reading for promotion; and, has been well received in the wider market.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Using poker as analogy for
leadership, Captain Andrew Harvey, CPD (ret.), Ed.D. and Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA found the right mix of practical experience and academic credentials to write a definitive book for leaders. Working together, Harvey and Foster have written Leadership: Texas Hold em Style. Most often leaders find they are given a set of resources people, equipment, funds, experience and a mission. As Foster noted, "You're dealt a certain hand. How you play that hand as a leader determines your success."

More than a book: A fun and entertaining journey through
leadership that includes an interactive website to supplement knowledge gained from the book.
Proven and Tested: Not an academic approach to
leadership, but rather a road-tested guide that has been developed through 50-years of author experience.
High Impact: Through the use of perspective, reflection, and knowledge, provides information that turns
leadership potential into leadership practice.
Ease of Application: Theory is reinforced with real-life experience, which results in accessible and practical tools leaders can put to use immediately.
High Road Approach: Personal character and ethical beliefs are woven into each leadership approach, so leaders do the right thing for the right reasons.
Uses Game of Poker: Rather than a dry approach that is all fact and no flavor, the game of poker is used as a lens through which to view
leadership concepts.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret)
909.599.7530
raymond@hitechcj.com
www.police-writers.com

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Public Safety Technology in the News

Defendants Have Right to Confront Analysts of Forensics, Court Rules
Washington Post, (06/26/2009), Robert Barnes

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision could mean dramatic changes for the way criminal trials are conducted. The court ruled in June that criminal defendants have the right at trial to question lab analysts and others who prepare forensic reports. The court majority said the records are not objective documents but a form of testimony against the defendant, and those that prepare them are subject to cross-examination. Dissenting judges said the decision “disregards a century of jurisprudence” and threatens the orderly pursuit of justice. The case involved a Massachusetts man who was denied the opportunity to question a crime lab analyst whose report identified as cocaine the substance police said he possessed. Defense lawyers lauded the ruling; prosecutors say it will make their jobs more difficult.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/25/AR2009062504068.html?hpid=sec-nation

Texting While Driving in Va. About to Carry a Fine
Washington Examiner,( 06/28/2009), Maria Schmitt

Virginia is the latest jurisdiction to prohibit text messaging while driving. The law, which went into effect July 1, carries a $20 fine. However, it is a secondary offense, which means police can’t pull drivers over for texting. Police can fine drivers for texting if the driver is pulled over for another offense and happens to be texting as well. Eleven states and the District of Columbia have similar laws on the books.
www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/Texting-while-driving-in-Va-about-to-carry-a-fine-49391432.html

Twin Cities Cops Add Cell Phone Alerts to Arsenal
Star Tribune, (07/01/2009), David Chanen

Police in the twin cities have joined more than 1,000 other law enforcement agencies using a service that provides information to citizens via cell phones, the Web and e-mail. Citizens who sign on can receive traffic updates, crime alerts or other information police want to make public. In addition to Minneapolis and St. Paul, cities using Nixle include Baltimore, Los Angeles and Chicago.
www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/49648267.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiUncacyi8cyaiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

Law Enforcement to Use $254K in Stimulus Funds on New Communication System
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, (07/01/2009)

Two Colorado law enforcement agencies are using economic stimulus money to purchase a new computer-aided dispatch and records management system. The Grand Junction Police and Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will split the $254,568 received as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grant is part of $3.9 billion in stimulus funding from the U.S. Department of Justice.
www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content/news/stories/2009/07/01/070209_2A_City_County_ARRA.html

New Prisons, Shorter Sentences Recommended to Reduce Corrections System Overcrowding
Charleston Gazette, (07/01/2009), Phil Kabler

Expanding community corrections and building a new medium-security prison are among a panel’s recommendations for reducing overcrowding in West Virginia’s prisons. The Governor’s Commission on Prison Overcrowding focuses on three broad strategies to trim the prison population: alternative sentencing for low-risk felons with emphasis on community corrections options, shortening lengths of sentences with emphasis on rehabilitation rather than punishment, and providing additional inmate housing. The state Division of Corrections currently has more than 6,300 inmates, about 1,300 of which are housed in regional jails because state facilities are at capacity. The panel’s report notes that the state inmate population will exceed 6,500 in 2012 and 10,300 in 2017.
wvgazette.com/News/politics/200907010689

New York Police Expand Dirty Bomb Security
Reuters, (07/01/2009)

A program to help detect radiation from dirty bombs is being expanded to the New York suburbs. Thousands of law enforcement officers in areas within 50 miles of New York City, including state police and sheriffs’ departments in New Jersey and Connecticut, will have access to radiation detectors for dirty bombs and nuclear devices. The detectors include cell-phone-sized devices that officers wear on their belts. The belt devices buzz when they detect radiation. The program expansion is being funded through the federal Securing the Cities program. A dirty bomb combines conventional explosives such as dynamite with radioactive material.
www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN019806820090701

Maryland State Police Overhauls Its Vehicle Citation Process
Government Technology,(06/29/2009), Elaine Rundle

The Maryland State Police are streamlining the issuing of speeding tickets and other citations. With the implementation of the electronic traffic information exchange (E-TIX) program, officers can scan a driver’s license bar code on a squad car laptop to fill in electronic citation forms. The officer selects the violations and prints the ticket, then gives it to the motorist. The process reduces the time it takes police to complete a ticket or warning. E-TIX was developed by Maryland State Police Cpl. Chris Corea. The program is available to all Maryland police departments for free, but departments must provide the equipment including a bar code scanner, printer and laptop with a Wi-Fi connection. Corea said it cost between $300,000 to $400,000 to provide state police vehicles with the equipment, much of which was covered by state transportation grants.
www.govtech.com/gt/articles/698189

Conn. Using $600K for Internet Crime
Associated Press, (07/06/2009)

Connecticut is using $600,000 in federal stimulus money to crack down on people who use the Internet to victimize children. Most of the money is for the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which comprises state troopers, local officers and civilians. The money will be used to optimize state and local efforts through expanded training, forensic analysis, community awareness programs and upgraded technology.
www.courant.com/news/local/statewire/hc-ap-ct-children-internetjul06,0,468421.story

Now, You Can Friend the Grundy Sheriff
The Herald News, (07/06/2009), Jeanne Millsap

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department has joined a growing list of law enforcement departments using social networking sites to combat crime and provide information to citizens. The Illinois jurisdiction has set up accounts with Facebook and Twitter to ensure they reach people who may not read a newspaper or listen to the radio. The department could use Twitter to send alerts to citizens’ wireless phones about dangerous weather conditions, power outages or traffic accidents. Visitors to Facebook can view messages or photos posted by the department, such as videos or still photos of suspects.
www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1653294,4_1_JO06_TWITTER_S1-090706.article

KC Red-Light Cameras Prove Too Successfu
Columbia Daily Tribune/Associated Press, (07/02/2009)

Red-light cameras are increasing the need for officers in Kansas City. In the program’s first three months, the police department issued 6,900 tickets to motorists. The tickets carry a $100 fine. But because so many motorists are running red lights, officers need to monitor computer screens all day to make sure the tickets are legitimate. So the department must hire four more officers or come up with funding for overtime. Each camera would have to catch 45 red-light runners per month to break even. There are currently 20 cameras, and 10 more are to be added in July.
www.columbiatribune.com/news/2009/jul/02/kc-red-light-cameras-prove-too-successful/

Air Force Office of Special Investigations

On August 7, 2009, Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a discussion with Colonel Michael Angley, USAF (ret.), formerly of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Program Date: August 7, 2009
Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific
Topic: Air Force Office of Special Investigations
Listen Live:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/08/08/Air-Force-Office-of-Special-Investigations

About the Guest
Colonel Michael Angley, USAF (ret.) is a retired Special Agent of the
Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI). The OSI is the Air Force equivalent of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), was modeled after the FBI, and has dual missions: felony-level criminal investigations and counterintelligence operations.

During Colonel
Michael Angley’s 25-year OSI career, he has literally “seen it all.” When he was a young Special Agent in northern California he worked a number of undercover narcotics operations targeting Air Force jet mechanics that were using, selling, and distributing a variety of narcotics. Following a firm grounding in criminal investigations, to include, murder, arson, and child crime cases, Michael Angley began to specialize in counterintelligence operations. During his career he held thirteen different assignments worldwide, with most of his overseas time in the Far East and Middle East. In 1996 Michael Angley took command of all OSI units in the Middle East where he was responsible for operations in 23 countries. He established groundbreaking concepts for the conduct of counterterrorism programs that led the way to current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Michael Angley retired in 2007, he was the Commander of OSI Region 8, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado. He was responsible for all OSI criminal investigations and counterintelligence operations at thirteen Air Force Space Command locations in the United States. Colonel Michael Angley is the author of Child Finder.

About the Watering Hole
The Watering Hole is
Police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life. Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in
Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in Law Enforcement, public policy, Public Safety Technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in Law Enforcement.

Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/08/08/Air-Force-Office-of-Special-Investigations

Program Contact Information
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA
editor@police-writers.com
909.599.7530

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Geography and Public Safety bulletin

Sex Offender Residency Restrictions This issue focuses on how mapping and spatial analysis can help jurisdictions understand the effects of restrictions on where sex offenders are allowed to live. Specifically, it discusses how residency restrictions affect recidivism — whether they hamper offenders’ reentry process and make it less likely that they will get treatment and services. Articles include a discussion of whether residency restrictions are a good idea, a study of residency restrictions in Minnesota, a report on the use of GPS monitoring for sex offenders in Florida, and a description of a spatial analysis technique for tracking sex offenders piloted by California Department of Corrections data.

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http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/files/RIC/Publications/e050919205-gps.pdf

What Makes a Warrior?

Tracy E. Barnhart

I have written many training articles and trained many individuals who I hope never need the tactics and strategies that I have shown. I often wonder while pondering and reminiscing of old times hoping that I told each student everything that I knew or have shown them the details of the tactics necessary to subdue the resisting individual. However, I always return to the same thought, “what makes a warrior?” In a very real sense, corrections employees serve more time in prison than many inmates, they just serve it in eight-hour installments! The famous criminologist, James B. Jacobs noted, "A career correctional officer in effect commits himself to a life sentence in prison."

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www.police-writers.com/articles/what_makes_warrior.html

Veteran Officers - Be A Mentor

Sergeant Andrew G. Hawkes

I remember looking at the “old guys” at the office when I first became a cop. They would come to work with the uniform wrinkled, an old revolver strapped to their hip that looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in a year, no vest with a daily agenda of how little can I do and where am I going to eat lunch. We called those guys “ROD”, or retired on duty. I told myself I would never become one of them.

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www.police-writers.com/articles/veteran_officers_mentor.html

Security Manager's Guide to Video Surveillance

John Honovich
This book is designed for the security manager who uses video surveillance/CCTV systems. You should be able to understand this book if you have used a DVR system. The book's goal is to help you make better decisions about evaluating and selecting video surveillance systems. Integrators and manufacturers should also be able to learn from this, especially to gain a better appreciation of drivers for security managers.

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www.police-technology.net/myfiles/SecurityManagerGuideVideoSurveillance.pdf

Swine Flu: 21 Things Law Enforcement Needs to Know

Paul Purcell
At the time of this writing, only the potential for a pandemic has been mentioned, and summer approaches; not your “usual” cold and flu season. One school of thought is that we will see a relatively minor wave of flu cases which will diminish toward the end of the summer. However, when fall starts and schools are back in session and traditional cold and flu season begins, it’s possible we’ll see a more massive wave of infection and reach true pandemic status.

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www.police-writers.com/articles/swine_flu_law_enforcement.html

Project Tip Line

During a critical incident, rapid collection, processing and dissemination of information is vital to the outcome of an investigation. Tip lines have become more popular in recent years as an investigative tool, and law enforcement agencies now have new advanced tip line technology at their disposal. Project TIPLINE is a free Internet-automated tip collection, management and analytic tool. The software is used to collect and analyze data and can be modified to meet an agency’s specific needs. A handbook is included that reviews standard operating procedures for tip lines, how to handle large numbers of tips and how agencies can prepare for events and incidents that might use a tip line system.

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http://www.justnet.org/TechBeat%20Files/Project_Tipline.pdf

Reasonable Expectation of Privacy: Police Monitoring of Conversations

David M. Waksman

Article I, section 12 of the Florida Constitution provides that “The right of the people to be secure … against the unreasonable interception of private communications by any means, shall not be violated. This right shall be construed in conformity with the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court.” The facts of this case are rather simple, and probably occur on a regular basis.

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www.police-writers.com/articles/police_monitoring_conversations.html

Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement

Physical evidence has the potential to play a critical role in the overall investigation and resolution of a suspected criminal act. Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement discusses the fundamental principles of investigating a crime scene and preserving evidence that need to be practiced in order to yield reliable information. This research report is intended for use by law enforcement and other responders who have responsibilities for protecting crime scenes, preserving physical evidence, and collecting and submitting the evidence for scientific examination.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
www.police-writers.com/articles/crime_scene_investigation_guide.html

Michael Jackson and other Crime Scenes

Michael Jackson is dead, but the controversies have just begun. Among the growing issues surrounding his death are the actions of the first responders and investigators. On July 3, 2009, the Associated Press ran an article which asked several pointed questions; “Why didn’t the police seal the mansion where he had been living? Why didn’t they get immediate search warrants? Why did they tow away a doctor’s car right after the death but not declare the home a crime scene?” These questions point to serious question for all law enforcement personnel - what is a crime scene?

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www.police-writers.com/articles/definition_crime_scene.html