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Best Cop Books Everyone Should Read

Looking for the best Cop books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman (2014)

 Best Cop Books Everyone Should ReadHow does it feel to be in a high-speed car chase? What is it like to shoot someone? What do cops really think about the citizens they serve? Nearly everyone has wondered what it’s like to be a police officer, but no civilian really understands what happens on the job.“400 Things Cops Know” shows police work on the inside, from the viewpoint of the regular cop on the beat―a profession that can range from rewarding to bizarre to terrifying, all within the course of an eight-hour shift.
Author(s): Adam Plantinga

I Love a Cop, Third Edition: What Police Families Need to Know (2018)

 Best Cop Books Everyone Should ReadPolice families are brave, resilient, and proud–and they face remarkable challenges, sometimes on a daily basis. Now thoroughly updated for today's turbulent times, this is the resource that cops and their loved ones have relied on for decades.
Author(s): Ellen Kirschman

Cop : A True Story (2000)

 Best Cop Books Everyone Should ReadIn this brutally honest portrait, Sergeant Michael Middleton–a now-retired veteran of the LAPD–tells the gripping tale of his two decades on some of the America’s meanest streets. #699,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2424 in Business Professional’s Biographies #400 in Western U.S.
Author(s): Michael Middleton, Michael L. Middleton

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces (2014)

 Best Cop Books Everyone Should ReadThe last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America’s cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops.
Author(s): Radley Balko

Cops and Writers: From The Academy To The Street (2019)

 Best Cop Books Everyone Should ReadLooking to add an authentic edge to your crime fiction? Ride along with a real-life sergeant to give your story the accuracy your readers crave. Are you a civilian crime writer who wants to use picture perfect law enforcement details? Do you worry that your mystery novel or screenplay lacks credibility?
Author(s): Patrick J O’Donnell

Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know (2015)

 Best Cop Books Everyone Should ReadGrounded in clinical research, extensive experience, and deep familiarity with police culture, this book offers highly practical guidance for psychotherapists and counselors. The authors vividly depict the pressures and challenges of police work and explain the impact that line-of-duty issues can have on officers and their loved ones.
Author(s): Ellen Kirschman , Mark Kamena , et al.

Cocky Cop: Wyatt Cocker (Cocker Brothers) (2019)

 Best Cop Books Everyone Should ReadBrand New Release in the Cocker Brothers Series! WYATT COCKER:Southern storms are no joke. She shouldn’t have been out in one. If she’d stayed home, she’d be safe. But then we never would’ve met Her clothes plastered to her body. WYATT COCKER:Southern storms are no joke.She shouldn’t have been out in one.If she’d have stayed home, she’d be safe.But then we’d never have metHer clothes plastered to her body.My uniform drenched, every muscle showing.Her snarky mo…
Author(s): Faleena Hopkins

Cop Town: A Novel (2015)

 Best Cop Books Everyone Should Read• Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal murder and a furious manhunt rock the city’s police department, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the job will also be her last. She’s determined to defy her privileged background by making her own way—wearing a badge and carrying a gun.
Author(s): Karin Slaughter

Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore’s Eastern District (2009)

 Best Cop Books Everyone Should ReadWhen Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore’s Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street–the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see. In Cop in the Hood, Moskos reveals the truths he learned on the midnight shift.
Author(s): Peter Moskos

American Cop: Upholding the Constitution and Defending Your Right to Bear Arms (2019)

 Best Cop Books Everyone Should Read“America needs warriors now more than ever and Loren Culp is a shining example of how our Founding Fathers hoped all Americans would be.” – Ted NugentChief Loren Culp stood up for the rights of citizens in the face of a statewide initiative to restrict gun rights that he believed went against his oath of office. Was it the right thing to do?
Author(s): Loren Culp, Ted Nugent

The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop (2016)

 Best Cop Books Everyone Should Read“A nice quiet night.” During his two decades on the force, if you asked NYPD officer Steve Osborne how things were going, that’s what he’d tell you. On a stakeout? Nice quiet night. Drive by shooting? Nice quiet night. Now, with The Job he’s ready to talk, and does he have some stories to tell.
Author(s): Steve Osborne

Into the Kill Zone: A Cop’s Eye View of Deadly Force (2006)

 Best Cop Books Everyone Should ReadWhat’s it like to have the legal sanction to shoot and kill? This compelling and often startling book answers this, and many other questions about the oft-times violent world inhabited by our nation’s police officers. Written by a cop-turned university professor who interviewed scores of officers who have shot people in the course of their duties, Into the Kill Zone presents firsthand accounts of the role that deadly force plays in American police work.
Author(s): David Klinger

Best Cop Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some cop books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The power of the tongue

Author(s): Kenneth Copeland
ID: 878063, Publisher: Kenneth Copeland Publications , Year: [2012], Size: 58 Kb, Format: epub

This same Jesus

Author(s): Gloria Copeland
ID: 878037, Publisher: Harrison House , Year: [1997?], Size: 69 Kb, Format: epub

Coping with Smart Phone ‘Distractions’ in a College Classroom

Author(s): Kehbuma Langmia; Amy Glass
ID: 2309019, Publisher: , Year: Winter 2014, Size: 247 Kb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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