Patrol Cop is the fourth police book for Paladin Press by Steve Albrecht, a former San Diego police officer and current professional trainer. His other books in the series—Streetwork, Surviving Street Patrol, and Tactical Perfection for Street Cops—have been used by hundreds of individual police officers and departmental trainers across the nation to ensure officer safety and survival.
There has never been a better time for Patrol Cop because of the dangerous and demanding environment faced by cops now. On a daily basis, cops put their lives on the line while dealing with the very real possibility of death, injury, lawsuit, or criminal prosecution. Plus, being in law enforcement takes its toll on the officers' relationships, physical health, and mental well-being. This collection of 77 columns provides vital officer survival/safety techniques and tactics in a short, readable format on such topics as active-shooter scenarios, domestic violence, drugs, gangs, being first on the scene, suicide by cop, and hot stops. It also contains hands-on training information for police supervisors to monitor the performance and welfare of the people under their command.
The job of being a cop is about continuous learning. Steve Albrecht is committed to helping law enforcement professionals attain the knowledge to ensure a long, safe, and physically and mentally healthy career. As retired San Diego lieutenant and noted law enforcement writer and instructor John Morrison, notes in his foreword to the book: "Officer-survival skills are necessary and true, and must be taught methodically and realistically—but officer safety properly practiced will keep you out of a lot of officer-survival scenarios."
Patrol Cop shows officers how to safely protect and serve their communities, and survive their shifts so they can go home at night.
Steve Albrecht is an experienced author, seminar leader and consultant from San Diego. He worked for the San Diego Police Department from 1984 to 1999 as a full-time officer and later as a reserve sergeant and a part-time Domestic Violence Unit investigator. Currently he manages a training and consulting firm specializing in high-risk human-resource and security issues.