Explores principles concerning the accumulation and effective use of power as the primary means of achieving a police labor organization's goals. Parts I and II define the concept of power and show how police associations can build power. Part III looks at politics as the source of power, and Part IV examines the use of confrontation as a power tool. Part V discusses the relations between police associations and the news media, and Part VI evaluates 10 cases to show how principles actually work. A final section overviews the history of the police labor movement in the US and looks at the activities of today's national organizations. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $49.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.