Currently assigned to sworn uniform patrol as Field Training Officer (FTO), Officer Marcus Mahanty holds numerous certifications such as Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Instructor, CA POST Academy Instructor (AICC) and Intermediate Instructor with the Instructor Development Institute (IDI). Prior to his work in law enforcement, Mahanty was Assistant Programs Director at a multi-jurisdictional correctional facility as well as Corrections Officer, Emergency Medical Technician and a US Marine. As a military officer, Mahanty served as a Motor Transport Platoon Commander and Battalion Staff Logistics Officer, with combat deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
Officer Mahanty designed and edited the TacBook based on his extensive training and experience in a range of tactical and combat environments. TacBook filters only what is essential to the field operator and has been referred to as “a master-compilation of cheat sheets”. Pocket-sized, writable, weather-proof and tear-resistant, it is an indispensable tool for students of criminal justice, Cadets / Explorers, recruits, rookies, patrol officers, Field Training Officers and experienced law enforcement officers nationwide.
On a Personal Note
When it comes to tactics, efficiency is key. As a USMC veteran, former EMT and current law enforcement officer, I have routinely required field notebooks, cheat sheets and quick-reference guides to be efficient in operations. In my duties as police officer, I have found a lot of great resources, but not one comprehensive field guide. So, for the past several years, I have compiled notes from various trainings and organized lists of codes and procedures I have encountered at work. I ended up with about a 100 pages of great information compressed into a TACtical noteBOOK and I feel compelled to share it with other field operators. I had a lot of help getting to where I am, and TacBook is my way of helping others stay sharp and save time. It is a great tool for students of Criminal Justice and people looking to get into police work, security, probation or detentions. It’s a dangerous world.
Be Patrol Ready.