Rules of Engagement: Mending Citizen/Police Interactions

This is not a book directed at the public schools, but there are portions that I believe should be part of every high school curriculum. Get this book. It will help adults, and provide guidance for children. Five stars for usefulness!”
—Robert A. Margulies


Rules of Engagement is a game changer for police/citizen relations. There are oftentimes requests that officers receive more training to assist them in promoting more positive police/citizen encounters but there is no training for the public to promote more positive police/citizen encounters. This book provides insight into law enforcement agencies and police officers in general. It is a basic what to do and what not to do guide with explanations of laws used to promote public safety. It discusses various personalities of police officers, how and why they enforce the laws they do, the importance in making written complaints when police/citizen encounters do not end positively, police training, search and seizure and how it impacts citizens, vehicular encounters with law enforcement, family violence, children and law enforcement and finally creating change in your community. This book allows an average citizen to understand how law enforcement officers use case law to guide them in the performance of their duties.  The book also provides tips and strategies to minimize encounters with law enforcement and what to do when you believe those encounters may have ended negatively.

The book serves as a straight-forward, easy-to-understand guide to improving citizen/police encounters. Because this book is written by a law enforcement officer it provides helpful tips to prevent some types of citizen/police encounters and promote positive interactions with others.


Rules of Engagement: Mending Citizen/Police Interactions

Great book for adults and children who are interested in information related to interacting with police officers. Including what to do during a traffic stop, what rights citizens have when stopped by police officers, and why police officers make certain decisons. Rated 5 stars on


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