the GuestSergeant Steve Dixon, San Jose Police Department (ret.) is a 30 year veteran of
law enforcement. His law enforcement career began in 1976 when he joined the United States Army and became
a military police officer. Steve Dixon is the author of Police Stories: Making One Bit of Difference.
According to the book description of Police
Stories: Making One Bit of Difference, “On April 22, 1977, Steve Dixon became a police officer in Northern
California. It was one of the proudest moments of his life. He promised himself to work hard and become the best cop he could
be. It was going to be a great career. Four years later he was ready to quit in disgust. Some of his best friends did quit.
In his new book, Police Stories: Making One Bit of Difference, Steve will show you what a police career is really like. You'll
see the good cops who race to violent calls and put their lives on the line to protect others. And you'll see the bad cops
who out of cowardice or laziness will not put themselves at risk to help a citizen or even another cop. And unbelievably,
you'll see that some police departments treat their bad cops better than the good ones. So many good cops either quit or just
give up and stop doing any kind of proactive police work. But there are a dedicated few who, despite working with lousy teammates
and under poor leadership, still go out each day and make a difference in their communities. This book is a tribute to them.
Hopefully, after reading it, you will gain a better appreciation for the good cops in your community. As you'll see, it is
much easier to be a bad cop than a good one.”