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“I described my early childhood and said I was completely happy. Six decades later, I still am. Sure, there’ve been rough patches along the way. But such things have tended to work themselves out. After all, life’s an adventure and challenges keep things interesting. Abe Lincoln expressed my view best when he said, ‘You’re as happy as you make up your mind to be.’ It’s always worked for me.” – James D. Ratley, CFE James D. Ratley, CFE, takes readers with him every step of the way through his career’s twists and turns, giving them a welcome seat alongside him. Whether in a squad car or at a desk, readers travel with Ratley to witness a vivid tale of what life was like in the Dallas Police Department working as a beat cop, in Internal Affairs and Vice, and as part of a white-collar crime task force. He relays the emotional tolls of investigating those both outside and inside the police department, and the relationships that were made and destroyed in the process. The next chapter of his life after the Dallas PD brings new challenges and lessons that ultimately round out his professional expertise. What begins as a small investigation practice with the field’s foremost expert ends in the birth of a profession. Ratley faces the daunting task of helping Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, form the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), a two-man start-up that would eventually become the world's largest anti-fraud organization. Policing Fraud would not be complete without capturing the part of Ratley’s life that is not so visible: his family. He reminds readers that behind every great officer is a great family, supporting the work and understanding the sacrifices. Ratley opens the door to allow readers in to see his struggle to raise two young girls as a single father, his humorous path to his wife, Gloria, and his decades-long search to find a true balance between work and family. From his time on the Dallas police force investigating his fellow officers to his role in helping to create a profession and establishing an international membership association, Ratley shares detailed accounts of his life’s work through a lens of professional reflection and personal candor. His gift of storytelling is on point at each corner of his career’s winding path from street cop to anti-fraud leader.
bound: 348 pages
publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 9, 2017)
isbn: 1545318239, 978-1545318232,
weight: 1.3 pounds (