Security

An Inside Look at the Tactics of the NYPD

Howard Safir with Ellis Whitman

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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From counterterrorism to tracking criminals by satellite Safir's Security gives an expert's tour of 21st century law enforcement, and reveals the tools, methods, and science that police officers use to reduce crime, and track and apprehend criminals, including surveillance, crime scene evidence, DNA profiling, narcotics and quality of life enforcement.

Security gives insight into how methods of enforcement need to be adapted to prevent terrorism, a look into the workings of a police department, and examines how the NYPD drastically reduced crime with Goal-Oriented Neighborhood Policing.

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Security
1.GOAL-ORIENTED NEIGHBORHOOD POLICINGFor many years New York City was considered legendary in the history of crime. Nineteenth-century crime lore encompasses the immigrant ghetto gangs of Five Corners and the corrupt politicians of Tammany Hall; and with the twentieth century came more high-profile crime. Criminal enterprises like Murder Incorporated (Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and Bugsy Siegel) were set up during the early decades of the century to organize racketeering, bootlegging, narcotics, and prostitution. These criminal ventures evolved into the larger-than-life crime families

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"A well-written book."
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Howard Safir with Ellis Whitman

From 1996 to 2000 the New York City Police Department under Commissioner Howard Safir reduced the rate of major crimes in New York City by 38% and today the city is, per capita, the safest in America with population over 1 million. Safir was appointed commissioner after a career in law enforcement that started in 1965 with the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, now the Drug Enforcement Agency. During the 1980s he was chief of the Witness Security Division of the DEA and associate director of U. S. Marshals. He is now a partner in the New York-based security consulting firm, Safir Rosetti.

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Security
An Inside Look at the Tactics of the NYPD
Howard Safir with Ellis Whitman

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312334987
ISBN10: 0312334982
5 11/16 x 8 15/16 inches, 304 pages, Includes eight pages of black-and-white photographs
$18.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
October 2004
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429980265
ISBN10: 1429980265
320 pages
$7.99
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