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Table Of Contents

How I Became a Cop
“Mad Dogs”
I Got Hired
The Day I Became a Cop
Fiorello and Me
How I Got Into the War
What I Did in the War
My First Wife
Guarding Raided Premises
Death Was So Close
The Truth About Crime Prevention
How I Met Your Mother
Bedtime Stories
Rising in the Ranks
Why Scooters?
Jackie Kennedy and John John
How I Learned to Learn
New Hope for Policing
The Detroit Riot
I Was Courted to Be Detroit’s Top Cop
What I Knew About Detroit
Seconds Thoughts About My Decision
Reactions to My Appointment
Preparing Myself for Detroit
Detroit’s History
What I Found in Detroit
The Night I Stifled a Riot
Detroit Was Watched by Baseball Fans
I Wanted the Police to Be Professional
The Best Policing Prevents Crime
The Police Role
Second Police Car Bombed
Scooters Nab Rape Suspect
Youths Commit Most Crime
Police Boss Needs Two Heads
My Response to an Incident
Grand Jury Probe of Incident
Who’s the Boss of Detroit Police?
Prosecutor May Try Police in Beatings
Police Serve Three Publics
How the Community Can Help
Civilian Review of Police
The Cost of Crime, Tension and Congestion
Project C.O.P.: Community Oriented Policing
My “Love-In”
An Article About “My Love-In”
Love and Crime
It’s Hard to Row Against the Current
Detroit Police on the Rebound
Tightropes a Top Cop Must Walk
Police Youth Program
Manpower Requests
New Detroit Had Old Problems
Was the First Year a Waste?
The Press Said I Cried
Cops, Corporations and the Community
War on Crime Shows Results
Crime Fighters Offer ‘Extra Eye’
Political Battles and My Departure
The New Commissioner’s Job
A Happy New Year to Detroit
How I Was a “Supercop” On My Last Day
Consultant on Law Enforcement and Protection
My Message to Police Departments
How I Came to Write for The Detroit News
What Medals for the Wives?
Color Your Valentine Blue
A Hot Pressure Cooker
Support Your Police: It’s More Than a Slogan Now
Can a “Pig” Laugh?
Bless Those Irish Cops
“The Man” Needs His Badge and Gun
How a Panther Fray Was Averted
Police Should Respond Faster
Death Penalty Not a Crime Deterrent
We Needed Bucking Up
How I Became Sheriff
Gun Control
Look on the Bright Side
Could I Professionalize the Sheriff’s Department?
Let’s Disarm the Criminal!
The Money Farces of Oakland County
I Had to Beg For Help
My Rebuttal to Criticism
I’d Rather Be Right Than Free
Unions, Management and the Sheriff
The Child Killer Investigation
Law Enforcement Life Is Hard
My Third Wife
Overcrowded Understaffed Jail
Personnel Problems
My Fourth and Current Wife
My Dog Brewster
My Gal Sal
Police Use of Deadly Force
A Policeman’s Lot Is Not a Happy One
Senior Issues
Crime and the Elderly
Fountain of Youth
Always Learning, Always Growing
Toastmasters Changed My Life
What I’ve Learned About Public Speaking
The Drawn Curtain
Terrorists and the Press
The Now (from Sid Caesar)
Oakland Police Merger Urged
Community Policing Cuts Crime in Flint
Students Studying Crime Get Frustrated
Word to the Wicked
By the People, For the People
The Future Shire Reeve (Sheriff)
Law Enforcement Coordination is Lacking
Sheriffs and Police Chiefs: Partners
The Roles of American Law Enforcement Agencies
An Idea for Youth from the Swiss
One-Year Stint with Uncle Sam Needed
Our Killing Fields
Our Protectors of Liberty
Apathy Will Bring Anarchy
The Need for Proper Police Procedures
Capital Punishment is Ineffective
Mariachi Cops
American Police Dilemma: What Is the Dilemma?
Epilogue
About the Authors
Bibliography
Index
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AMERICAN POLICE DILEMMA

AMERICAN POLICE DILEMMA

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"Commissioner Johannes Spreen was a police officer extraordinary; a man who helped restructure and develop New York City Police Academy training leading to a college program, a 'West Point' for officers, now John Jay College for Criminal Justice. Johannes Spreen is a man of enthusiasm, indeed a prophet; always ahead of his time and brought his talent to Detroit as Police Commissioner and later Sheriff of Oakland County." Rudolph P. Blaum, Retired Captain, New York City Police Department, John Jay College, former president American Education Association.This book describes how policing has gradually emphasized law enforcement over the protection of people. It is a compelling book by an innovative and gifted top cop who presents a convincing case for community-oriented policing. This story of policing urban America over several decades covers politics, crime control, leadership, mental and physical conditioning, morals, and rivalries that reduce effectiveness. Besides being a role model for youth, police officers, administrators and policy analysts, Commissioner Spreen used wit and literary brilliance to describe his career and these issues through charming letters to his daughter.
"Commissioner Johannes Spreen was a police officer extraordinary; a man who helped restructure and develop New York City Police Academy training leading to a college program, a 'West Point' for officers, now John Jay College for Criminal Justice. Johannes Spreen is a man of enthusiasm, indeed a prophet; always ahead of his time and brought his talent to Detroit as Police Commissioner and later Sheriff of Oakland County." Rudolph P. Blaum, Retired Captain, New York City Police Department, John Jay College, former president American Education Association.This book describes how policing has gradually emphasized law enforcement over the protection of people. It is a compelling book by an innovative and gifted top cop who presents a convincing case for community-oriented policing. This story of policing urban America over several decades covers politics, crime control, leadership, mental and physical conditioning, morals, and rivalries that reduce effectiveness. Besides being a role model for youth, police officers, administrators and policy analysts, Commissioner Spreen used wit and literary brilliance to describe his career and these issues through charming letters to his daughter.

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