Based on the Actual Experiences of a Probation Officer

Kurt Niemann
This book contains 82 vignettes about the author’s experiences as a rookie officer, then as a member for 12 years of an inner-city unit dealing primarily with gangs and drugs, then with a unit dealing with “incorrigible” juveniles and “dysfunctional,” often violent, families, and finally, as the designer and coordinator of his state’s first Academy for Juvenile Detention Officers.


Kurt Niemann, author of “BADGE 411: Based On The Actual Experiences Of A Probation Officer” served as a probation officer for 32 years. He received a B.A. in Sociology and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. He was awarded “Detention Officer of the Year” in Maricopa County, Arizona in 1998. In 1999 he was awarded “Detention Officer Of The Year” by the State of Arizona. Presently, he is happily married with two sons, three daughters, and a large number of grandchildren.


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