The Naked Badge: True Police Experiences: Stranger than Fiction

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Trafford Publishing, May 6, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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On a balmy April morning in 1954, James Moore was sworn in as a member of the Toledo Police Academy’s twelfth cadet class and began what would eventually become a twenty-six-year career with a police force intent on fiercely protecting the citizens of its beloved city. The Naked Badge shares powerful, hard-hitting anecdotes of the realities of Toledo, Ohio, law enforcement that took place from 1950s to the 1970s. With from-the-heart honesty that at times reads like fiction, Moore provides a compelling glimpse into a time when formal training was minimal and outdated; there were no such things as computers, portable radios, bulletproof vests, or air-conditioned vehicles; pay was minimal; and officers worked a forty-eight-hour week. While revealing the stark vulnerabilities of rookie patrolmen, Moore shares real-life cases that disclose his own failures and shortcomings as his career takes him from a patrolman assigned to walking beats in the toughest sections of the city to a veteran captain who prided himself on treating everyone fairly. The Naked Badge offers an enlightening and entertaining look into the intriguing world of police work during a period of great change in America.
 

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Contents

Chapter I Personal Experiences With Toledo Police
1
Chapter 2 Toledo Police Academy Experiences
9
Chapter 3 The ArmBand Tour
21
Chapter 4 Rookie Experiences
29
Chapter 5 The Way It Was
43
Chapter 6 Life In The Big City
59
Chapter 7 Project Experiences
73
Chapter 8 You Had To Be There
81
Chapter 12 Behind The Scenes
117
Chapter 13 Tales Never Told
131
Chapter 14 Humor Out Of Uniform
145
Chapter 15 Bucking The System
153
Chapter 16 Would You Believe?
163
Chapter 17 Challenges
173
Chapter 18 Worst Possible Scenarios
183
Chapter 19 What Were The Odds?
193

Chapter 9 Unexpected Incidents
93
Chapter 10 No Time For Sergeants
103
Chapter 11 Strange But True
111
Chapter 20 Command Incidents
203
Chapter 21 Above And Beyond
229
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