OFFICER UP! is an effort to help police officers behave appropriately all the time. The ideas offered here can help officers keep from crossing the line of improper conduct. The concepts outlined in the book can help police supervisors support proper officer conduct and help police managers maintain climates conducive to appropriate police behavior, both without and within their organizations. The ideas are presented in light of the current political context. The importance of understanding how culture and climate affect police work is discussed. A simple, yet memorable program is detailed that can square up an officer’s behavior in an instant. The book concludes with a conversation about motivating police officers and some recommendations for improving the policing enterprise with the goal of cultivating and maintaining legitimacy within the communities we serve.
Sergeant Tim Tremaine was born in Ft. Worth, Texas and currently lives in Arlington, Texas. Tim received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and History and a Master of Arts degree in Religion from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. His police career began in 1985 with the Arlington Police Department. Tim holds a Master Peace Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. With APD, Tim served as a patrol officer, administrative assistant to the Deputy Chief of Patrol, and hit and run investigator. After retiring from APD, he joined the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff. He currently serves Tarrant County as a patrol sergeant. Tim is a distinguished graduate of the School of Police Supervision at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration in Plano, Texas. For years, Tim was a liaison with the Arlington Christian Ministries and coordinated the Arlington observance of the National Day of Prayer. Tim has two adult sons living in Tennessee.