The Author - Victor Jones


Victor was born in Tyler Texas November 1, 1959; where he attended the public school system in the south during the end of the Jim Crowe era when the educational system was segregated. In 1969, he was part of the historical transformation when the public school system changed from segregation to integration.

As a young African American male, although he didn’t have many run-ins with law enforcement however; when he did it was rarely a positive experience. He like many other Africa American youth developed a mistrust attitude toward any government agency which forced him to grow up being inferior of white male peace officers.

In 1980 at the age of 19, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard where he spent seven years of military services.


In 1989 Victor became a Deputy Sheriff for a Northern California Law Enforcement agency where he retired after a twenty year career. During his career he had the fortunate experience of knowing and working with some really good and decent people. On the other hand, he also had the misfortune of dealing with individuals who were the exact opposite.  Throughout his career he was faced with several difficult experiences along with numerous personal challenges. He contributes his most difficult times as a result of being a minority figure in the law enforcement a world which is primarily dominated by Caucasian males. He like many other minorities had to find his place in this sometimes cruel and unfair world throughout his career.

It was these negative experiences that motivated him to share his personal memoir by writing this book not only for himself but the many silent voices that share similar experiences. Throughout his many experiences in law enforcement, he learned a great deal about all types of people, human nature, behaviors and personalities but mostly learned a lot about himself.


He has earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the Union Institute; in May 2012 he earned his Master’s Degree in Higher Education & Leadership at Sacramento State University. He can’t stress enough the importance of education in today’s society.


Today, he encourages and advises anyone who has aspirations of working in a law enforcement capacity to conduct their research on the agency they are seeking prior to applying, ensuring that this agency is the correct agency for them. He wants to people to understand that the majority group of any make-up of society dictates all of the rules in life. If you are considered a minority whether by race, religion, or sexual gender the rules will more likely not be in your favor.

Since the law enforcement world is dominated by Caucasian males as a minority you are faced with the dilemma and expectations of following their rules. Due to the lack of equality, and many other factors, as a minority at times it could be very difficult to find your place in this world.