Editor's Note: Many of the technologies covered in both books are used by state, local and federal law enforcement officials in their counterterrorism and homeland security efforts.
August 10, 2007 (San Dimas, CA) Police-Writers.com is a website that lists nearly 700 state and local police officers who have written books. The website added Captain Robert L. Snow’s latest book on law enforcement technology.
Captain Robert L. Snow is a 30 year veteran of the Indianapolis Police Department. He has served throughout the ranks as a police officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. As a police executive, he has been the Indianapolis Police Department’s Commander of Planning and Research, the Chief’s Administrative Assistant, Executive Officer and Captain of Detectives. His current assignment is as the Commander of the Homicide.
Robert Snow graduated from Indiana University summa cum laude with degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. He has been a publishing writer for well over 20 years, with dozens of articles and short stories in such national magazines as Playboy, Reader’s Digest, LAW & ORDER, Action Digest, Police, and the National Enquirer.
Captain Robert Snow has written ten books including his newest, Technology and Law Enforcement: From Gumshoe to Gamma Rays. According to the description of Technology and Law Enforcement: From Gumshoe to Gamma Rays, “Beginning with the Night Stalker case, the Robert Snow illustrates how the use and reliance on new technologies in solving crimes has made policing and detective work more accurate and efficient in capturing and convicting criminals (and courts more recently in releasing innocents convicted of crimes). Capitalizing on the interest in all things forensic, this book illuminates the behind the scenes technologies that go into solving crimes and keeping dangerous criminals off the street. Robert Snow covers DNA and fingerprint technologies, vehicle technologies, undercover work, bomb detection, and other methods. Using many real life examples and first hand anecdotes, he shows how technology has become part and parcel of criminal justice efforts to solve crimes.”
The forward to Robert Snow’s book was written by Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA, the author of Police Technology. Police Technology is used in over 100 colleges and universities. According to one college professor, “I recently taught a police technology course at a local community college using Raymond Foster's Police Technology book as the base reference for the course and then punctuated the book will information and exercises from the accompanying website. Outstanding! The website is very informative, current and relevant. Several of the practicing law enforcement personnel including senior supervisors and managers had their eyes opened to the technology available to them now and the future potential for the technology to improve the service they provide their communities, understand contemporary issues in law enforcement and may compelling arguments to their respective governing counsels for funding and technology initiatives. Great book - understood and applied by students at all levels of experience.”
Police-Writers.com now hosts 699 police officers (representing 321 police departments) and their 1502 police books in six categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.