Three LAPD Cops
Police-Writers.com is a website that lists nearly 750 state and local police officers who
have written books. The website added three LAPD police officers.
September 25, 2007 (FPRC) -- Ronald M. McCarthy served as a Los Angeles police officer for over
24 years. He was assigned to the tactical unit, Metro Division, for 20 years and retired from Special
Weapons and Tactics as the senior supervisor and assistant commander. Ronald McCarthy was the
chief of Tactical Operations for the Department of Energy from 1984 through 1986. He was the
director of the Deadly Force Training Grants for the Department of Justice and the International
Association of Chiefs of Police from 1986 through 1988.
Since 1992, Ronald McCarthy has been the owner of R.M. McCarthy & Associates, a training,
consulting, and marketing resource for law enforcement. He has trained police officers from Europe,
South America, the Middle East, and more than 30,000 police officers and military here in the United
Ronald McCarthy is the co-author of The Management of Police Specialized Tactical Units.
According to the book description, “Managerial responsibility of a SWAT team requires continuous
research in the material area of long-term criminal trends as well as keeping abreast of new
developments in relevant tactics, technology, and techniques of law enforcement and the legal
issues covering their use. The Management of Police Specialized Tactical Units explains the steps
for developing and maintaining a realistic, effective response to increasing levels of violent crime.
The book makes extensive use of actual field examples such as the North Hollywood Bank of
America Shootout, the Mogadishu Airport Incident, the Springle Street Incident, and the
confrontation between police and the Symbionese Liberation Army.”
E. W. “Ted” Oglesby was a Los Angeles Police Department police officer for 31 years. He is the
author of Angel Dust: What everyone should know about PCP and the co-author of Street Narcotic
Sergeant Thomas E. Page, LAPD (ret.) is the former Officer-in-Charge of the Los Angeles Police
Department's Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Unit. Thomas Page is a 22-year veteran of law
enforcement, having served in both the Los Angeles Police Department and Detroit Police
Departments. During his career with the Los Angeles Police Department, Sergeant Thomas Page
was the coordinator for the 1985 Los Angeles Field Validation Test (173 case study) of the DRE
Procedure. This study validated the effectiveness and reliability of a standardized and systematic
approach to drug influence recognition. These procedures have been adopted nationwide by
professionals in government, law enforcement, military, private industry and health care.
Thomas Page has taught drug influence recognition and the behavioral indicators of drug use to a
wide range of audiences. These audiences include the American Bar Association, Northwestern
University Traffic Institute, the California Department of Mental Health, the Swedish National Police
Federation in Stockholm, the Russian Procuracy Training Academy in Moscow, the Victoria Police in
Melbourne, Australia, the Department of the Army, nurses, physicians, psychiatrists, toxicologists,
and private industry. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Psychology, and his
Master of Arts degree in Urban Affairs from the University of Detroit.
Thomas Page is the co-author of Drug Information Handbook for the Criminal Justice Professional
and the co-editor of Medical-Legal Aspects of Abused Substances: Old And New - Licit And Illicit.
According to Drug Information Handbook for the Criminal Justice Professional, it is a “Compilation of
over 570 drugs, agents, and substances for the criminal justice professional.”
According to Medical-Legal Aspects of Abused Substances: Old And New - Licit And Illicit, “If you
regularly handle cases involving substance abuse or need information on newly compounded
substances, as well as re-discovered drugs of abuse such as Ecstasy, Meth, PCP, Gamma Hydroxy
Butyrate, otherwise know as the "Date Rape Drug", and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids popular with
today’s athletes, this is your reference of choice.”
Police-Writers.com now hosts 746 police officers (representing 346 police departments) and their
1587 police books in six 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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