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American Volunteer Police: Mobilizing for Security

1st Edition

By Martin Alan Greenberg

CRC Press

396 pages

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Today, it is estimated there are over 200,000 volunteers in police work throughout the United States. Although the need for such volunteers has never been greater, there is a lack of published materials regarding the nature of volunteer police work and how qualified citizens may augment police services. American Volunteer Police: Mobilizing for Sec

Table of Contents

Overview of Volunteer Policing. Introduction. Mobilizing for Security. The Early History of Volunteer Police. Auxiliaries and Reserves: Volunteer Police Generalists. Volunteer State Police. The Federal Government and Volunteer Policing. Special Issues in Volunteer Policing. Non-Sworn Roles of Adults in Volunteer Policing. Youth Involvement in Police Work. Youth Involvement in Public Safety and Security at the Federal Level. Legal Issues and Volunteer Police. Volunteer Police and the Prevention of Human Trafficking. The Future of Volunteer Police. Epilogue. Appendices. Appendix A: The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Reserve and Auxiliary Police Standards. Appendix B: Modern Era National Service Time Line. Appendix C: Preventing Terrorist Attacks. Appendix D: Selected Government Internship Opportunities with Federal Government Intelligence Agencies and Law Enforcement Agencies. Appendix E: Human Trafficking�A Brief Annotated Bibliography. Index.

About the Author

Martin Alan Greenberg has headed criminal justice programs at several universities, having earned his Ph.D. degree from the City University of New York and Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from New York Law School. He has worked as a senior court officer, probation officer, school security assistant, and law clerk. Dr. Greenberg was also a member the New York City Auxiliary Police Force for 12 years, obtaining the rank of auxiliary deputy inspector. His earlier books dealing with volunteer police include: Auxiliary Police: The Citizens Approach to Public Safety (1984) and Citizens Defending America: From Colonial Times to the Age of Terrorism (2005).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science