Browse the sample chapters.
Chapter  1  - Are You Ready for a Career
as a Police Officer
Chapter  2  - Choosing a Police
Chapter  3  - Recruit Training
Chapter  4  - Patrol... Your First
Chapter  5  - Specialized Assignments
Chapter  6  - Promotions
Chapter  7  - Never, Ever Lie
Chapter  8  - The Police Report
Chapter  9  - The Traffic Accident Report
Chapter 10 - Police and Computers
Chapter 11 - The Court Room
Chapter 12 - The Prosecutor
Chapter 13 - Sergeants... The Good, The
Bad, The Incompetent
Chapter 14 - Supervisor's Complaint
Chapter 15 - Internal Investigations
Chapter 16 - Sexual Harassment
Chapter 17 - Domestic Violence
Chapter 18 - Emergency Response and
Vehicle Pursuits
Chapter 19 - Use of Force
Chapter 20 - Deadly Force
Chapter 21 - The Mental Case
Chapter 22 - For Women Only
Chapter 23 - Modern Community Policing
Chapter 24 - The Media
About the Author
Detective Lieutenant Barry M. Baker retired from the
Baltimore Police Department in 2004.  During his
thirty-two year career, Baker served as a patrol
officer, sergeant, and lieutenant, as well as a special
operations lieutenant and detective lieutenant.  
Baker spent the first twenty years of his career as a
patrol officer, making him uniquely qualified to
speak from a breadth and depth of experience.
Becoming a Police Officer
Table of Contents
Becoming a Police Officer
An Insider's Guide
to a Career in Law Enforcement
What's inside this book?
Becoming a Police Officer
Translated and Published in Macedonian
Aside from being the birthplace of Alexander the
Great, Macedonia is a country rich in history.  Did
you know that Mother Theresa was born in Skopje,
the capital of Macedonia?  She lived there until the
age of 18 when she moved to India where she
devoted her life to helping others.  Macedonia is one
of three countries mentioned in the
Bible; St. Paul
baptized the first Christian woman, called Lydia, and
it was from Macedonia where St. Paul began his
journey to spread Christianity throughout the
world.  Macedonia is the birthplace of Cyril and
Methodius -- brothers and founders of the Cyrillic
alphabet.  The Cyrillic alphabet is the official
alphabet in all the Slavic countries like Russia,
Bulgaria, Serbia, etc.
Okay... back to my book.  Becoming a Police
Officer: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Law
was chosen by the Macedonian
Ministry of Interior Affairs for translation and
publication.  The Macedonian Government has
undertaken a project to translate and publish 500
expert titles on various subjects for academic use;
Becoming a Police Officer is one of those titles.  
The books are being distributed throughout
faculties and libraries so that students can use
them as textbooks or additional reading.

Here's the really cool part... I don't know anyone in
Macedonia.  When you become a police officer,
you're going to see a lot of people move and
advance based on who they know more than what
they know.  So, it's always nice to have something
you do or produce judged only on quality, merit, or

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