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Saturday, March 22, 2008

New York State Police Officers

Editor's Note: One of the author is former servicemember

March 20, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) is a website that lists state and local
police officers who have written books. The website added three police officers from three different New York State law enforcement agencies.

Peter S. Griffin enlisted in the U.S. Army on 13 March 1964 and was honorably discharged on 10 March 1967. After discharge Peter Griffin attended the Police Academy at Syracuse, New York and served as a Police Officer for the Oswego Police Department (New York) for over ten years. Peter Griffin is the author of When You Hear The Bugle Call: Battling PTSD and the Unraveling of the American Conscience.

According to the book description of When You Hear The Bugle Call: Battling PTSD and the Unraveling of the American Conscience, it “is a compelling, poignant and straightforward presentation of sickness and healing, righteousness opposing wrong doing, and the eventual triumph of the human spirit despite overwhelming obstacles and barriers. This very personal account of war and its aftermath was written to benefit combat veterans agonized by severe and chronic
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), composed by one who is living the nightmare, one of their own, a fellow warrior. In the broader scope, this account is meant to help them, and their friends and loved ones to better understand this overwhelming psychological, involuntary, and innate response to continual, life threatening situations.”

Norman Denny, New York State Police (ret.), is the author of Manual for Police of New York State. According to the book description, “The most complete, accurate and timely information available for law enforcement in New York State. A compilation of a broad range of information sources vital to success.”

William Tolhurst began his law enforcement career in 1962 and quickly became a leader in the field of training and dog handling. He served as president of the North American Search Dog Network, and previously served three terms as the president of the National Police Bloodhound Association. Throughout his long career as a special deputy with the Niagara County Sheriff's Department, William Tolhurst has met every challenge. His expertise has been used throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Every trail backed by his bloodhound testimony has resulted in conviction.

William Tolhurst is the author of Manhunters!: Hounds of the Big T and The Police Textbook for Dog Handlers. now hosts 879
police officers (representing 385 police departments) and their 1843 police books in 32 categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.


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About the book
poker as analogy for leadership, Captain Andrew Harvey, CPD (ret.), Ed.D. and Lieutenant Raymond Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA found the right mix of practical experience and academic credentials to write a definitive book for leaders. Working together, Harvey and Foster have written Leadership: Texas Hold em Style. Most often leaders find they are given a set of resources people, equipment, funds, experience and a mission. As Foster noted, "You're dealt a certain hand. How you play that hand as a leader determines your success."

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Uses Game of
Poker: Rather than a dry approach that is all fact and no flavor, the game of poker is used as a lens through which to view leadership concepts.

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