THE NATIVE COP: An Overview of the Thoughts, Experiences, and Encounters for Those Interested in the Law Enforcement Profession

Author: Ross West


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The Native Cop is a novel that shares basic guidance, information, advice, and suggestions for people that want to pursue a career in law enforcement. With almost five years in the law enforcement profession, Ross expresses in his book what individuals should prepare for from day one in the police academy to field training, basic street survival, relationships in and out of the profession, and the importance of advancing your skill sets and diversity building based on his personal experiences and personal thoughts and suggestions.

Ross West is a native of Petersburg, Virginia, and a graduate of Petersburg High School. He graduated from Virginia State University with a degree in criminal justice and minor in military science. He served in the military for thirteen years and currently holds the rank of captain and commands the US Army Reserve Unit located in Charleston, West Virginia. Ross’s military experience as an infantry officer helped prepare him for a career in law enforcement. He joined the Petersburg Bureau of Police in the fall of 2015 because he wanted to give back and help make a difference in the community where he was raised. During his law enforcement career, he had earned and obtained several skill sets. Ross has experience in several different areas of law enforcement such as patrol division, police bike patrol unit, special investigations, training division and has done several undercover operations. Ross has one son (Tahli West) who is six years of age, and both currently reside in the Tri- Cities area in Virginia.

 Ross was raised in a single-parent household and experienced several years of homelessness growing up as a child. Through several devastating trials and tribulations that happened in his life, Ross always had a passion to help others especially those who could not help themselves. Through hard work, perseverance, and influence from several mentors, Ross’s passion would later come true and was given the opportunity to serve both the nation and his community. Ross now gives back to teenage youth and young adults by being a mentor, role model, and guide. He wants to help and influence others who have a passion to serve, protect, and defend just like he has.

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Pages: 122 | Trim Size: 6x9

Genre: Mystery

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