Mike Geier, Former Chief of Police of Albuquerque PD, Exhibits Powerful Memoir at San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 9:46pm UTC

In a time where controversies surrounding the actions of America's police officers are coming under renewed scrutiny, many former officers and chiefs feel compelled to share their own stories to prevent the whole nation from adopting a skewed perspective on their life.

That's certainly one of the goals of Mike Geier, the former Chief of Police of the Albuquerque PD. To that end, he published a memoir titled “The Blue Journey: Memoirs of a Cop's Cop.” The book was recently exhibited at the 7th San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books. The exhibit was made possible with the support of ReadersMagnet, a book marketing and self-publishing company.

“The Blue Journey” covers Geier's career in law enforcement as it spans over 5 decades. This include not only his work at the APD, but also in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and sub-urban Chicago. Aside from being chief, he had served in various team leadership positions in areas such as Metro Anti-Crime, Gang Unit, Crisis Negotiations, Violent Crimes, and Emergency Response. He was also responsible for instituting and implementing a number of reforms, including the use-of-force policy under his command.

He is not afraid to tell it all: the good, the bad, and the tragic. The reality faced by the nation's police officers and the challenges they often face (both from above and in the streets) are numerous and fully detailed in his own experiences.

By exhibiting his memoir at events like the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books, he hopes that more people would come out with a better, more holistic understanding of life wearing the badge.

After the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books, Mike Geier's “The Blue Journey: Memoirs of a Cop's Cop” is still slated to exhibit at a number of other book events happening soon. Get the book on Amazon.

“The Blue Journey: Memoirs of a Cop's Cop”
Author | Mike Geier
Published date | 6/20/2023
Publisher | Cedar Gate Publishing
Genre | Memoir

Author Bio
Mike Geier is the former Chief of Police of the Albuquerque Police Department (APD.) His Police career began in 1974 with the Wilmette, IL Police Department where he retired as a lieutenant after 20 years in 1994. He then joined APD, starting over as a recruit and served for another 20 years, retiring in 2014 as a commander to become the Chief of the Rio Rancho, NM Police Department. He returned to APD as the Chief in 2017 until he retired at the end of 2020.

His career spanned nearly fort-seven years that saw him hold various pivotal position in law enforcement, including Metro Anti-Crime Team Supervisor, Gang Unit Supervisor, Crisis Negotiations Team Leader, Emergency Response Team Lieutenant, Commander of the Violent Crimes and Juvenile Division and Southeast Area Commander.

Under his leadership as Chief, Geier was instrumental in driving crime reduction and enhancing community relations. He ushered in significant reforms, including a revamped use-of-force policy and the implementation.

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