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The Unofficial Sergeant & Lieutenant Promotional Guide Paperback – February 1, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1470008963 ISBN-10: 1470008963

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 434 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1470008963
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470008963
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,035,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

I am writing because I am trying to do my part to enhance policing at every level. Maybe one day I will move into writing about something else, but for now I write about what I see and what I hope to improve. I am passionate about police leadership and have found that everything the police are taught is highly theoretical and has little to no practicality for the actual police officers and supervisors. I am working to create practical applications out of the theories of law enforcement management. For now I am writing about the basic tools of supervision and how to get there. 9 years from trainee to the Lieutenant's list is what I did and I want to show others how to do that to help define their career paths and show them that upward advancement is possible. The big project for the future is a complete reference of practical application of law enforcement concepts for police supervisors. Instead of scholars writing vaguely about the results of some study; I will demonstrate how the things we have learned actually are applied on the street to enhance public safety. The other stuff.. I am happily married, father of one daughter. Graduated with B.S. from Kaplan University, Summa Cum Laude, President's / Dean's List. Attended BCCC, 4.0 GPA, Distinguished Scholar. Member of: Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Beta Kappa, and Golden Key Honor Societies Served in the USMC for 4 years as a FAST Co. member, Sergeant. Baltimore Police Department, Patrol, Violent Crime Impact Division, Personnel Level II Crash Reconstructionist 150+ hours of narcotics training

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By WILFREDO PEREZ on September 25, 2012
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Refreshing to read words of reality coming from another Police Department. Mr. Woods has captured the essence of Promotion and managed to condense it, Outstanding, this book gives me insight into the process and get a taste for the real thing from his experience. Looking forward to see more books on your experience working with arrest for numbers vs. arrest for prosecution.
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I picked up this guide about two weeks ago and can truly say that it keeps your attention. The practice questions really make you understand the GO's and other study materials. Content is not dry and boring. Highly recommend if you are preparing to take the promotional exam
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Amazing compilation of all the material you need for a promotional resource guide. Must have, I love it. Thanks to the author for making it so easy to use and so complete.
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By Steven on September 4, 2014
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Good information and well prepared.
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More About the Author

I have assimilated into the Police Leadership Association Publishing(PLA) Please visit them for new releases and up to date books. The oral board scenarios are constantly updated, revised and expanded within the PLA books, which are worth the extra money for the vast expansion of oral board information, even if you are not a Maryland Police Officer. Many more scenarios, and inside tips / tricks are in the following releases:

The Police Leadership Association (PLA) has the ultimate mission of creating and guiding law enforcement leaders that are professional, competent, ethical, compassionate, and loyal to the United States Constitution and the citizens they serve. We provide knowledge, career direction, and most importantly, support for leaders to do the right thing at all times, whether they are fighting the evils of the street or more commonly the pressures of internal politics.

The PLA began when a group of supervisors in the Baltimore Police Department faced the reality that police agencies are getting younger and younger. Supervisors could no longer rely on the veteran officers to mold the next generation into police professionals. There are less and less veteran officers compounded by the rapidly changing face of law enforcement, where technology keeps changing and everything is recorded, how was this group of supervisors going to teach beyond their officers? They thought of many different ideas and conversed with other law enforcement leaders and began the formation of the PLA.

What the supervisors concluded was that the most pressing need for law enforcement personnel, was education. There is no lack of motivation for young officers to go out and police. What is hard to face, is that the politicians that govern us and the citizens that we serve expect police to have Law degrees, be paramedics,psychologists, elite marksmen, omniscient psychics, and ninjas, all at the same time, while we work for peanuts and never sleep. That expectation cannot be changed, what can be changed is our level of professionalism in facing those facts.

Why don't law enforcement officers, just learn all of the things on their own? Because it is daunting, the General Order books are a pile high, law books are intimidating, police theory books are written by sociology professors and scientists that we can't and don't want to understand. Putting a resource into the hands of officers that easily taught them theory, law, procedure, leadership and so forth was the biggest influence that the supervisors could do in order to increase professionalism. With a bunch of United States Marines being involved, the idea became to prepare officers as Sergeants and Sergeants as Lieutenants. A promotional guide took shape that taught everything needed to advance to the next level in the testing room and on the street.

Over a couple of years the information came together and Law Enforcement Professional Development book was completed.

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Where I review Advance Reader Copies and other books give to me for reviews by authors.

Fiction Writing

My first novel, Eliot, came from my experiences in the Baltimore Police Department, mixed with a bit of fantasy and my desire to simply create something fun. I hope to continue writing fiction when I can.