The Thin Blue Line

Undercover Operations

by Robert D. Garcia



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/16/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781665560009
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781665560016

About the Book

Robert D. Garcia recalls his adventures as an undercover narcotics officer in this memoir. Prior to working undercover, he worked in patrol, in crime scene investigation, as a fingerprint examiner, police instructor, firearms instructor, and even as an international police officer with the United Nations. While he enjoyed those jobs, it wasn’t until he became an undercover agent that he felt at home. Working along the southern border in New Mexico and Texas, his decades in law enforcement taught him that the majority of crime in the United States is the result of the illegal narcotics trade—and taking drugs off the streets makes an impact. He highlights a number of topics, including misconceptions about undercover agents, preparing for an undercover role, operations, and how technology has become so critical to law enforcement. He also shares accounts from other law enforcement agents, detailing the good and bad side of humanity. Whether you’re in law enforcement, interested in entering the field, or curious about what it takes to be an undercover agent, you’ll enjoy The Thin Blue Line.

About the Author

Robert Garcia is a retired law enforcement officer with thirty-five years of service, including eight years as an international police officer contracted to the United Nations. He spent seven years as an undercover narcotics agent assigned to the Lea County Drug Task Force in Hobbs, New Mexico, Pecos Valley Drug Task Force in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and was loaned out to other task force agencies as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation to make undercover narcotics purchases. He has worked undercover throughout New Mexico and west Texas. He served over eight years in the United States Marine Corps.