Coming Out From Behind The Badge

Stories Of Success And Advice From Police Officers "Out" On The Job

by Greg Miraglia



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781434333513
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781434333520
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781452058986

About the Book

This book is about how police officers can overcome law enforcement's unwritten "don't ask, don't tell" policy and live their lives as they were made to be.  The book includes a collection of autobiographies of highly successful police officers from all over the country.  These rarely published coming out stories of real police officers are intended to inspire the thousands of law enforcement officers who are still in the closet and who are searching for the courage to come out.


This book is perfect for you if you are…


·Working in law enforcement and thinking about coming out.


· An out gay or lesbian in law enforcement.


·A friend of someone in law enforcement who is gay and struggling.


·An ally who wants to learn more about how to be supportive.


·A law enforcement leader interested in creating an accepting diverse place to work.


·A law enforcement psychologist who wants to better understand.


·A young gay or lesbian person who is thinking about a law enforcement career.


·Anyone who wants a look inside a secretive and intriguing part of law enforcement.

About the Author

Greg Miraglia is the Dean of the Criminal Justice Training Center and Police Academy at Napa Valley College in California. He oversees one of 39 state certified law enforcement training centers in the state. 


Mr. Miraglia began his career as a police explorer scout at the age of 15 and has since served three law enforcement agencies in positions including 9-1-1 dispatcher, reserve police officer, supervisor, division manager, and most recently as a deputy chief.  With over 20 years of teaching experience, he is recognized as an expert in human relations and hate crimes education.  Mr. Miraglia has created and authored innovative curriculum in the area of competency based evaluation, hate crimes education, cultural awareness, and has written over a dozen articles published  in law enforcement professional magazines. 


He is active as a member of the Matthew Shepard Foundation Advisory Board, a faculty member of the “Stop The Hate!” program, and as a mentor for Positive Images of Santa Rosa, California.  Mr. Miraglia has a Masters Degree in Education Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, and is a graduate of the California P.O.S.T. Master Instructor Development Program.


In this book, Mr. Miraglia shares his own personal story of struggle, sacrifice, and success and offers advice for how to achieve happiness in the challenging career of law enforcement.