Raymond E. Foster was
a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.
He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s
Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton. He is near the end of
his doctoral studies in business research. Raymond is a graduate of the West Point Leadership program and has attended law
enforcement, technology and leadership programs such as the National Institute for Justice, Technology Institute, Washington,
Raymond is currently
a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and the Union Institute and University. He
has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, technology and leadership. Raymond
is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government
Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the
History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications
in law enforcement. For instance, he was recently interviewed by the London Independent on the use of cellular
telephone technology in explosive devices.
His first book,
“Police Technology (Prentice Hall, July 2004)” is used in over 40 colleges and universities nationwide.
Raymond has two additional contracts with Prentice Hall to publish works on global terrorism and an introduction to
policing. As an outgrowth of his writing, Raymond maintains two websites and acts as the editor of a monthly
newsletter with a growing subscriber base.