Xlibris Publishing introduces Dr. Jeffrey C Fox, author of The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Police Officer.
Please briefly describe your book.
The “The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Police Officer – A Guide to Professional Policing” goes into detail about how to prepare for a law enforcement career, how to master the skills needed to be successful during training and throughout one’s career, how to act ethically, how to think critically and use excellent decision-making skills, and how to effectively communicate verbally, in writing, and through body language. The book also goes into detail regarding patrol issues, such as policing strategies, patrol techniques, enforcement issues, officer survival, and the use of force.
The book provides an in-depth discussion of investigative techniques, how to deal with juveniles, understanding the use of intelligence, and report writing. Finally, the book discusses liability issues and how to deal with complaints or avoid them in the first place. The book wraps up with tips on managing your career and ending your tour of duty and moving on after having served your community, state, and country.
Who is the author “behind” the book?
I served for twenty-seven years in the field of criminal justice, twenty-one of which were with the Virginia State Police (VSP). I began my law enforcement career as a military policeman in the U.S. Army and served as a town police officer, trooper, sergeant, first sergeant, and lieutenant. I served as a field lieutenant with the state police and served as the assistant training officer, where I managed the daily operations of the training academy. I also served as the statewide incident management program manager for the Virginia Department of Transportation in the operations and security division.
I earned an AAS degree in police science from Germanna Community College, a BLS degree in criminal psychology and sociology from Mary Washington College, and an MS degree in criminal justice administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. I earned an MBA degree with specialization in criminal justice, and I earned a PhD in business administration with specialization in homeland security from Northcentral University. I am a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course and the Virginia Commonwealth Management Institute. I completed the Virginia State Police Basic Academy, Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy, and Military Police School.
I have been teaching at various colleges and universities since 2001. I retired from state service as the program coordinator and assistant professor for the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Criminal Justice Cohort Programs for Virginia Commonwealth University in Martinsville, Virginia. I served as an assistant professor and chair of the Public Safety Adult Degree Completion Programs (bachelors) (Criminal Justice and Homeland Security and Emergency Management) for a private college in Virginia. While the assistant training officer for the VSP, I collaborated with the University of Virginia; and together, we created the National Criminal Justice Command College (NCJCC). My full-time job now is as public safety trainer/educator/consultant for my company called Fox – Public Safety Training, Educating, and Consulting, LLC. I have been an associate dean, program chair, program coordinator, associate and assistant professor, lecturer, and adjunct.
I spent 20 years instructing over 4,000 hours at various criminal justice academies in a variety of criminal justice, leadership, ethics, and instructor development courses as a certified instructor. I have taught hundreds of academically based criminal justice and homeland security/emergency preparedness classes, which included over 18,000 classroom hours. I have spent over 22,000 hours instructing. I have taught over 85 criminal justice topics in police academies. I have earned over 140 commendations during his career in public service. These commendations range from criminal and traffic enforcement, major drug seizures, educational efforts, community service, crime prevention, and traffic safety to lifesaving attempts.
Xlibris will return with Dr. Jeffrey C Fox in Part 2.
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