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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.”


Lessons from a Gang Cop
Tony Moreno  More Info
price: $24.95

One reader of Lessons From a Gang Cop said, “Tony does a great job explaining the problems the modern gang police officer faces. Tony, better known as "Pac-Man" for the yellow Dodge Fury he was forced to use during his LAPD CRASH days in South Central, was portrayed by Robert Duvall in the movie "Colors" (the Sean Penn character was based on Dennis Fanning of South Bureau CRASH.) Tony knows his stuff, believe me! Check out the book "Gangs of Los Angeles" and "BOOT: An LAPD Officers Rookie Year" for similar stories.”

One reader of Lessons From a Gang Cop said, “This is a book on gangs from someone who was close to them. Tony provides invaluable insight while providing very interesting reading. His perspective on life lessons is woven throughout, and makes for an excellent read. This is a great read for gang cops and gang members and those who are neither!”

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