- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (January 21, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0130895881
- ISBN-13: 978-0130895882
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,538,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Police Talk: A Scenario-Based Communications Workbook for Police Recruits and Officers 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
Police Talk addresses the most important need in law enforcement today; communication. As law enforcement becomes more complex and sophisticated, communication is more important than ever before. Police officers need expertise in conflict resolution, assertiveness, use of authority, interviewing, and a host of other skills. Today's emphasis on community policing calls upon officers to protect public safety while showing sensitivity to victims and citizens with special needs. Domestic violence is another area receiving intense attention, and it too requires a high degree of communication proficiency.
Police Talk offers concise, up-to-date instruction for officers facing these challenges. Scenarios and discussion questions bring the realities of modern police work right into the classroom. Both recruits and experienced officers can benefit from the informationalways practical and often lifesavingprovided in this workbook.
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Communication skills save lives. Police Talk was written to help both recruits and experienced officers develop and sharpen the verbal skills so important to modern police work.
As law enforcement becomes more complex and sophisticated, fir, communication is more important than ever before. Police officers need expertise in conflict resolution, assertiveness, use of authority, interviewing, and a host of other skills. Today's emphasis on community policing challenges officers to protect public safety while showing sensitivity to victims and citizens with special needs. Domestic violence, another area receiving intense attention, requires a high degree of communication proficiency.
Police Talk offers concise, up-to-date instruction for recruits and officers facing these challenges. Each chapter contains a summary and multiple-choice questions (with answers at the back of the book) to ensure comprehension and reinforce learning. Scenarios and discussion questions bring the realities of modern police work right into the classroom. Every officer, from the newest recruit to the most experienced veteran, can benefit from the informationalways practical and often lifesavingprovided in this workbook.
Jean Reynolds is a professional writer and a communications specialist. She has a Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. Her teaching experience includes communication training for the Department of Corrections in Florida. Major Mary Mariani of the Winter Haven Police Department is one of only 35 instructors in domestic violence who have been recognized by the National Association of Women in Policing. A trainer with both a national and an international reputation, she recently traveled to the Republic of Moldova as an expert on women's issues. She holds a Ph.D. from LaSalle University. Both Mary Mariani and Jean Reynolds are adjuncts in the Criminal Justice Academy at Polk Community College in Winter Haven, Florida. Acknowledgments
Many people helped to make this book possible, including Kim Davies, Debbie Goodman, and Corey Good at Prentice Hall, and Janet Kiefer at Carlisle Publishers Services. Mary also thanks Sandy Hall, whose friendship and encouragement helped make this book possible; Mella Thornhill, her mom, who has always supported her in all of her endeavors; and her brothers and their families, especially Doug, whose advice and guidance she values and depends upon. Jean thanks Charlie Reynolds, as always, for his encouragement and support. Most of all, we want to thank each other for years of friendship and a productive collaboration.