Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. It takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative, affordable and impactful ways. Consider book tours! Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!
Author Dan Barry is taking his latest book Integrity Based Policing: Policing the Streets of Las Vegas by Dan Barry, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Dan to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Dan’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!
Luckily for us, Dan was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Integrity Based Policing: Policing the Streets of Las Vegas.
OP: Tell us a little bit about Integrity Based Policing: Policing the Streets of Las Vegas. What is it about?
Dan: My book is about policing in the greatest city in the world — “Las Vegas.” I’ve been blessed to have spent 30 years with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). During my career I served in a variety of positions, from undercover high school narc to Bureau Commander of the Organized Crime Bureau. In all these assignments I realized that the importance of maintaining trust is the key to success. The three key virtues to successful policing are Courage, Good Loyalty and Empathy. My goal in writing this book is to uplift organizational culture by realizing that policing is a vocation that requires us to treat others as gifts from God, not focusing solely on numbers and politics.
OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
Dan: When I retired, my love for the policing vocation and my brothers and sisters still working the streets, never went away. I realized that God allowed me to go through my experiences to make our world a better place. I pray that others will learn from my example the importance of being a servanthood leader and serve their communities with honor.
OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
Dan: The fact that the author is both a practitioner and an academic. Throughout my career, I’ve lived the history and knew that policing was heading in the wrong direction. In my present role as the Program Chair for the University of Phoenix, I have been able to study the subject and the need to exercise practical wisdom in our decisions.
OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Dan: I am hoping that people currently in, retired, or considering beginning a career in law enforcement will be the largest audience. I am confident that they can all learn important lessons and grow in their own careers. I also hope that policy makers will see the potential positive impact policing can have in their jurisdictions. When policing is done right, great things happen. Troubled neighborhoods form partnerships and the quality of life skyrockets. Lastly, this book is loaded with exciting police stories that are at times emotional, and most often humorous.
OP: What is special about your book?
Dan: First, my knowledge that we are here to serve God, and each other. All of my decisions are from a Christ-centered frame. Second, in parts of this book I admit that I have made mistakes that I learned from. In “The Killer Bees,” I admit that I failed to adequately plan out a tactical situation because I didn’t realize the potential danger. In this situation, all of my team got out safely, but there was an officer involved in a fatal shooting. Third, all my experiences can be applied to other professions. Leadership requires we all act in a virtuous way and not just as bosses.
OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
Dan: I published Ready, Aim, Trust in 2015 – Classic Day Publishing
OP: How can someone learn more about your book or purchase it?
Dan: Integrity Based Policing is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Outskirts Press.
OP: Thanks for your time, Dan! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dan Barry is retired as a captain from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after 30 years of service. During his career, he served in a variety of assignments as an officer ranging from patrol to undercover high school narcotic detective. After promotions, he commanded numerous bureaus including Patrol, Organized Crime, Criminal Intelligence and SWAT. He is currently the Program Chair for the College of Social Sciences & Behavioral Health—Criminal Justice & Security, University of Phoenix. Dan has been married to his beautiful wife, Allison, for 39 years, Dan and Allison have four grown children, nine grandchildren and an Irish Terrier (Brigid).
For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/integritybasedpolicing
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