Surviving the Street (2nd ed.)

Officer Safety and Survival Techniques

Gerald W. Garner,

Surviving the Street: Officer Safety and Survival Techniques
This book is about staying alive on a job that includes endless possibilities for personal disaster. Written by a veteran street cop with over thirty-six years of law enforcement service, SURVIVING THE STREET is short on theory and long on the practicalities of how to come home intact at the end of a shift or a career. The book shows the alert reader how to approach, what to look for, where to stand, what to say, and what to do while confronting potentially risky situations ranging from an emotionally disturbed person to an armed felon. Real-life examples of police killings culled from the studies of the FBI’S Uniform Crime Reports section are included, with these fatal errors discussed in detail. The text also provides a vital list of experience-tested survival guidelines. Every chapter ends with a summary and a helpful “Street Survival Checklist” for the law enforcement practitioner. In this new edition, the text has been revised throughout with new materials added to most chapters. Also, the narrative has been brought up to date with post-911 law enforcement in mind. Additional resources for survival reading are listed following the last chapter. Written for the law enforcement student, rookie officer, police supervisor, veteran cop, deputy or trooper, this text repeatedly emphasizes the value of common sense in mastering the threats of the job.

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