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NCJ Number: 134399 Find in a Library
Title: Street Work: The Way to Police Officer Safety and Survival
Author(s): S Albrecht
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 255
Sponsoring Agency: Paladin Press
Boulder, CO 80301
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87364-650-9
Sale Source: Paladin Press
7077 Winchester Circle
Gunbarrel Tech Center
Boulder, CO 80301
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Both new and veteran police officers can learn from this book on police officer safety and survival techniques; written by a police officer, the book takes the reader through a collection of topics that relate to the safety of police officers who patrol the streets.
Abstract: The book covers a wide range of topics, such as burglary, child abuse, suspect control and restraint, reports, dangerous weapon, dog attacks, edged weapon attacks, and attacks during traffic stops. The book also addresses field interview techniques, victim and witness interviews, radio call basics, drug offenses, arrest and control techniques, hostage-suspect confrontations, negotiation, weapon safety and handling, off-duty considerations, and outlaw biker stops. Other topics related to police officer safety and survival concern plainclothes awareness, police restraining devices, police equipment familiarization, dealing with the media, prisoner control, cult crime scene investigations, street awareness, stress warning signs, and stress control. Finally, the book discusses tactical errors that police officers should avoid, traffic collision investigations, traffic direction, working with Federal law enforcement officials, and night patrol operations.
Main Term(s): Police safety
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Patrol; Police effectiveness; Police policies and procedures; Police responsibilities
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