Tony Moreno, A 30-year veteran with the LAPD, he is
a qualified gang expert specializing in the development of gang information, the investigation of gangs and gang-related crime,
and the training of law enforcement professionals, agencies and private companies. During his law enforcement career he has
interviewed thousands of gang members and led hundreds of gang-related investigations involving murder, robbery, rape, extortion,
felony assault, witness intimidation, kidnapping and attacks on police officers.
For the past 16 years, he has acted as detective supervisor
at the LAPD. Currently, he supervises a surveillance unit whose mission is to seek out and apprehend violent gang members
and career criminals.
According to the book description of Lessons
From a Gang Cop, it “is a unique and compelling book. Unlike other books on the subject, it does not focus
on gangs, their origins or their criminal activities. Rather, it presents the key principles Tony Moreno believes are essential
for the mental, physical and emotional well-being of law enforcement and other front-line professionals dealing with gangs
and fighting to make our communities safer. Full of inspiring stories and no-nonsense practical advice, this book is an indispensable
resource for any gang professional wishing to be more effective and successful.”