The events of 9/11 and other security breaches that followed awakened Americans to the grave dangers covert weapons – and lackadaisical security measures – pose to police and civilians alike. This book, written by New York Police Officer Craig Meissner, drives the point home. From guns disguised as beepers and cell phones to razor-sharp plastic knives shaped like credit cards to stun guns taking the form of pens and flashlights, the weapons described in this book are based on everyday objects that would not ordinarily arouse suspicion. Whether you're a police officer, border patrol or airport security agent, corrections officer, private security guard, member of the armed forces or defense-minded civilian, this book provides an eye-opening – and potentially life-saving – glimpse into the world of covert weapons and the ingenuity of the criminal mind.
New York City Police Officer Craig S. Meissner is a free-lance writer on officer survival who has published articles in numerous police publications. A 12-year NYPD veteran, Sergeant Meissner has served as a patrol officer, robbery investigator, patrol sergeant and field training sergeant. Over the course of his career he has received more than 50 individual medals for bravery.