Once a Cop Book

Once a Cop

  • Author : Corey Pegues
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501110498

Once a Cop Excerpt :

A "former cop sets the record straight in this ... memoir about his youth selling crack in the '80s with one of NYC's toughest gangs and later rise through the ranks of the NYPD to become a community leader"--

One Tough Cop Book

One Tough Cop

  • Author : Bo Dietl
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1998-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671028411

One Tough Cop Excerpt :

In an age of rampant corruption and violence, Richard "Bo" Dietl was the strongest cop on New York's meanest streets -- and he did things his way, no holds barred. In fifteen years he made over 1,400 felony arrests compared to the average cop's career total of 180. But after 75 medals and awards, and countless brushes with death, he broke the city's most notorious case -- the Harlem convent rape -- and faced a blue wall of police department resentments and politics. He knew his time was coming to an end. The Bo Dietl Story From his rookie days to the dangerous work on the police decoy unit to his moonlighting as a bodyguard for Arab sheiks, this is the true story of the maverick cop who made the busts, the headlines and the controversies. Now Bo Dietl tells what it's really like inside the raw and deadly world of a big-city cop -- and how one man became a legend from the station house to the streets.

Once a Cop Book

Once a Cop

  • Author : Lisa Childs
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426839542

Once a Cop Excerpt :

Putting herself in the line of fire is a dangerous way to make a living. But Roberta Meyers is proud of her job with the Lakewood P.D. No one's going to tell the dedicated police officer how to live her life. Including Holden Thomas, who thinks law enforcement is no career for a single mother. Then why is Robbie finding the outspoken youth minister—a single dad himself—so hard to resist? Holden's proud of the shelter he runs for troubled teens, and proud of the niece he's raising single-handedly. He can't let his attraction to Robbie get in the way of creating a stable home for his family. So why is Holden feeling as if he never wants to let her go?

Cop in the Hood Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Cop in the Hood

  • Author : Peter Moskos
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 1400832268

Cop in the Hood Excerpt :

When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see. In Cop in the Hood, Moskos reveals the truths he learned on the midnight shift. Through Moskos's eyes, we see police academy graduates unprepared for the realities of the street, success measured by number of arrests, and the ultimate failure of the war on drugs. In addition to telling an explosive insider's story of what it is really like to be a police officer, he makes a passionate argument for drug legalization as the only realistic way to end drug violence--and let cops once again protect and serve. In a new afterword, Moskos describes the many benefits of foot patrol--or, as he calls it, "policing green."

101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become a Cop Book

101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become a Cop

  • Author : James Warner
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2005-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595351367

101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become a Cop Excerpt :

The real world of law enforcement often bears little similarity to the action-packed police dramas depicted on television and in the movies. Many people who are drawn into a career in law enforcement have little knowledge about the trials and tribulations faced by police officers in contemporary society. Author James Warner offers an objective point of view on this crisis in his insightful book 101 Reasons Why You Should Not Become A Cop. With a diverse background including over nineteen years of experience as a police officer, traffic officer, police supervisor, and field-training supervisor, Warner delivers an honest portrayal of the negative aspects of law enforcement. He has spent numerous years collecting true-life experiences from present and retired officers-and from ex-police officers who resigned from the force. Some of the stories include: The Heavy Badge Syndrome Injuries on the Job The Quasi-Military Nature of Law Enforcement Marriage Is a Hobby 101 Reasons Why Not To Become A Cop is a valuable resource for anyone considering a career in law enforcement, as well as a source of humor and comfort for veteran officers.

Vice Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings


  • Author : Sgt. John R. Baker
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 1429989777

Vice Excerpt :

9 square miles. 10,000 criminals. 130 cops. A riveting memoir by Baker, California's most-decorated police officer Compton: the most violent and crime-ridden city in America. What had been a semi-rural suburb of Los Angeles in the 1950s became a battleground for the Black Panthers and Malcolm X Foundation, the home of the Crips and Bloods and the first Hispanic gangs, and the cradle of gangster rap. At the center of it, trying to maintain order was the Compton Police Department, never more than 130-strong, and facing an army of criminals that numbered over 10,000. At any given time, fully one-tenth of Compton's population was in prison, yet this tidal wave of crime was held back by the thinnest line of the law—the Compton Police. John R. Baker was raised in Compton, eventually becoming the city's most decorated officer involved in some of its most notorious, horrifying and scandalous criminal cases. Baker's account of Compton from 1950 to 2001 is one of the most powerful and compelling cop memoirs ever written—an intensely human account of sacrifice and public service, and the price the men and women of the Compton Police Department paid to preserve their city.

Once a Cop Book

Once a Cop

  • Author : Corey Pegues
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1501110500

Once a Cop Excerpt :

New York City Book Awards Hornblower Award Winner African American Literary Award Winner for Best Biography/Memoir As a youth, Corey Pegues was a criminal. As an adult, he became a high-ranking police officer. In this fascinating look at life on both sides of the law, Corey Pegues opens up about why he joined the New York Police Department after years as a drug dealer. Pegues speaks honestly about the poor choices he made while coming of age in New York City during the height of the crack epidemic. He’s equally candid about why he turned his life around, and takes you inside the NYPD, where he becomes a decorated officer despite bureaucratic pitfalls and discriminatory practices. Written with the voice and panache of someone who knows the streets, Once a Cop is a credible and informative look at the forces that lead some into a life of crime and what it means to make good on a second chance.

Mafia Cop Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Mafia Cop

  • Author : Richard Cagan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-01-28
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620879559

Mafia Cop Excerpt :

Detective Michael Palermo built his career on his unique ability to inhabit two worlds at once: the world of law enforcement and the underworld of New York’s crime family organizations. Palermo participated in over two thousand arrests while maintaining close relationships with the kingpins of organized crime—ties that allowed him to stay one step ahead of the rest of the New York City Police Department. This true crime drama takes you inside the police force at its most corrupt and into the dark and dirty world of dons, consiglieres, underbosses, button men, soldiers, and cowboys.

CopBook Book


  • Author : Richard Greelis
  • Publisher : Beavers Pond Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN 10 : 1592982824

CopBook Excerpt :

Whether encouraging his cowering K-9 to reengage during a crime in progress or interviewing an unrepentant show molester, veteran cop Richard Greelis gives the reader a personal view of law enforcement that is sometimes hilarious and at other times painfully tragic. Copbook takes the reader on this fascinating ride-along for a taste of the human experience police are called to mitigate. Greelis draws on his career as a street cop, a SWAT team operator, a detective in both the Violent Crimes and Sex Crimes Units, a member of the FBI's Terrorism Unit, and an undercover intel investigator for the 2008 Republican National Convention. Greelis reveals the true heart of a cop, beating wildly at times, but always insulated within layers of blue. Book jacket.

Vice Cop Book

Vice Cop

  • Author : Bill McCarthy
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release Date : 1993-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 0821740253

Vice Cop Excerpt :

Bill McCarthy, a veteran New York City cop, tells how he went undercover to expose New York City's darkest crimes, both on the street and in the precinct

Can Man Book Two Book

Can Man Book Two

  • Author : John Ditto
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN 10 : 0578499703

Can Man Book Two Excerpt :

Killer of Cop Killers

Rise of the Warrior Cop Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Rise of the Warrior Cop

  • Author : Radley Balko
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541700284

Rise of the Warrior Cop Excerpt :

This groundbreaking history of how American police forces have been militarized is now revised and updated. Newly added material brings the story through 2020, including analysis of the Ferguson protests, the Obama and Trump administrations, and the George Floyd protests. The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But over the last two centuries, America’s cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as enemies. In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians’ ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative that spans from America’s earliest days through today shows how a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the values of a free society.

COP  A Novel Book

COP A Novel

  • Author : Daniel B. Silver
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496914477

COP A Novel Excerpt :

Author and law enforcement officer Daniel Silver tells the story of a tattooed punk rocker turned rookie San Francisco policeman, Dougie Cohen. In his first year on the job, the stresses, horrors and frustrations Dougie encounters take their toll on his patience, health, sanity and love life. Dougie struggles with night terrors, addiction, disease and the loss of his former self to his new police persona. Dougie is on a collision course with the reality of urban law enforcement. He'll either break, or accept the fundamentals of what it means to be a real cop.

The Choirboys Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The Choirboys

  • Author : Joseph Wambaugh
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release Date : 2008-11-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307482884

The Choirboys Excerpt :

“Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap—each has his horror story, his bad dream, his nightshriek. He is afraid of his friends—he is afraid of himself.”—New York Times Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they’re haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch–shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. “A master storyteller . . . authenticity oozes from this book . . . freewheeling and chilling and certainly Wambaugh's best.”—Houston Chronicle

The Force Book
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

The Force

  • Author : Don Winslow
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-06-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062664426

The Force Excerpt :

Instant New York Times Bestseller Best of 2017 - included on best-of lists by the New York Times, NPR, Barnes & Noble, Publisher's Weekly, LitHub, BookPage, Booklist, TheRealBookSpy.com, the Financial Times (UK) and the Daily Mail (UK) “The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It’s that good.” — Stephen King The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel—voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times—returns with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire. Our ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn’t true . . . All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is “the King of Manhattan North,” a, highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of “Da Force.” Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he’s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He’s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean—including Malone himself. What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city’s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all. Based on years of research inside the NYPD, this is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting and heartbreaking