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William A. Nikkel - Kern County
Sheriff's Department - William's work
fighting crime in the streets of Bakersfield
provided him with life experiences he
brings into his writing to breathe life into
his characters and scenes.  As a deputy
sheriff, he worked patrol and then
detectives, with special assignments in
SWAT and Homicide.
John Nores - California Department of
Fish and Game - In February of 1992 he
was hired by the California Department of
Fish and Game and was assigned to
Riverside County for the first three years
of his career before eventually
transferring to his home town district in
Santa Clara County.  He was promoted
to squad lieutenant in June 2005.
George Payton - San Jose Police
Department - Dr. George T. Payton
started his career in the U.S. Navy where
he was commissioned in the Military
Police. He later became a Patrol Sergeant
with the San Jose, CA police department
where he worked for 30 years.  Dr.
Payton has written books in the area of
California Criminal Law, Criminal
Investigation and Police Supervision.
John Perkins - New York City Police
Department - Former forensic crime
scene expert and Yonkers NY detective  
John Perkins has been called “America’s
foremost self-protection expert” by the
Trends Research Institute. In 1978 he
created Guided Chaos, a totally free-
form, adaptive self defense system for
both professionals and civilians.
Rob Pincus - San Miguel County
Sheriff's Office - Rob Pincus is a
professional trainer, author and
consultant. He and his staff at I.C.E.
Training Company provide services to
military, law enforcement, private security
and students interested in self-defense.
Rob is the Developer of the Combat
Focus® Shooting program, the most
efficient defensive firearms training
methodology available today.
Steve Pomper - Seattle Police
Department - Steve had long harbored
an interest in the English language,
writing in particular, occasionally
submitting a letter to the editor. As a
police officer, Steve wrote regularly for
the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild
newspaper, The Guardian. Long
interested in politics from a libertarian
perspective, writing gave Steve a creative
outlet for pent up frustrations with what
he saw as declining individual liberty.
Working as a police officer provided
Steve no shortage of writing inspiration
for both fiction and non-fiction. In 2003,
Steve embarked on a ten-year plan to
become a professional writer and
published author.
Trinka Porrata - Los Angeles Police
Department - Trinka Porrata has
experience in both journalism and law
enforcement, with expertise in sexual
assaults, child abuse and narcotics,
especially the “trendy drugs of abuse”
(those used at rave parties, in the club
scene and as weapons of rape).  Porrata
retired from the Los Angeles Police
Department in 1999 as a supervisor in
street narcotics squads.
Rick Porrello - Lyndhurst Police
Department - Rick Porrello wears many
hats. He is a Cleveland-area police chief
and author of T
he Rise and Fall of the
Cleveland Mafia
. Porrello began writing
this first book during research into the
murders of his grandfather and three
uncles who were mob leaders killed in
Prohibition-era violence. Published in
1995 by Barricade Books of New York
City, it quickly became a regional favorite,
went through several hardcover
printings, then was republished in
Tyrone Powers - Maryland State Police -
Tyrone Powers, educator, former law
enforcement officer and author of Eyes
To My Soul: The Rise or Decline of a
Black FBI Agent resides in Baltimore,
Maryland.  The writer’s extensive criminal
justice acumen (amassed over thirteen
years) has made him a well known voice
of consciousness within the Black law
enforcement community, and the
emerging force of enlightenment for Black
and White Americans.
Frederick Price - Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department -  Frederick Price  is
a retired detective lieutenant and native
of Los Angeles.   After discharge from
the military, he joined the ranks of the
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s
Department. Over a 33-year career he
served in a variety of law enforcement
assignments including patrol, vice, and
special investigations. His last five years
with the department were spent
monitoring and investigating cases
involving casino gaming, organized crime,
and terrorism.
Mike Proctor - Westminster Police
Department - Mike "Duck" Proctor has
become one of the nation's leading
experts on stalking. In 1991, he cut his
teeth on the case of Sandy Potter, who
had been tormented for more than a
decade by an old boyfriend.  Through the
pages of
Antidote For A Stalker, Proctor
has developed a stalking guide allowing
the reader to easily grasp the elements
found in the phenomenon of stalking in
its entirety.
Howard Rahtz - Cincinnati Police
Department Howard Rahtz has a dual
background in drug treatment & drug
interdiction, providing him with firsthand
experience of our drug prohibition policy.
His career in law enforcement spanned
eighteen years where he rose to the rank
of Police Captain in the Cincinnati Police
Department. His journey in law
enforcement and drug rehabilitation is an
interesting parallel to the forty years of
the Drug War.  Howard Rahtz, is the
author of
Community Policing: A
Handbook for Beatcops & Supervisors

Understanding Police Use of Force,
both published by Criminal Justice Press.
Rahtz also teaches at two Ohio police
Michael T. Rayburn - Saratoga Springs
Police Department - The lead instructor
for Rayburn Law Enforcement Training is
Michael T. Rayburn. Mike has over 26 +
years of experience in the security and
law enforcement fields.  Mike is a prolific
writer and has written numerous articles
for various police magazines focusing on
the areas of officer survival, vehicle stops
and firearms tactics and training. He is
the author of two books,
Vehicle Stop Tactics
and Advanced Patrol
Robert Sims Reid - Missoula Police
Department - Robert has published
poems, short fiction and non-fiction. His
first novel,
MAX HOLLY, came out in
1982. It was followed by a number of
crime novels, including
and WILD ANIMALS. These,
plus another, T
Craig Roberts - Tulsa Police Department
- Craig Roberts retired from the armed
forces in 1999 with 30 years total
service. He was awarded ten decorations
for his Marine Corps service in Vietnam,
where he served as a Marine sniper. He
was also a career police officer with the
Tulsa, Oklahoma, police department. An
internationally published writer, he is the
author of
Combat Medic-Vietnam and
Police Sniper, as well as the co-author of
One Shot-One Kill, and The Walking
Robert Roots - Coral Gables Police
Department - Robert Roots is founder of
INNERSTANDING™ – a trademarked high
performance training program which
transforms organizations and people by
helping them achieve an Awareness and
Appreciation for their Purpose so they
realize their Possibilities.
David Rose - Placer County Sheriff's
Department - David Rose is a retired
lieutenant with the Placer County,
California, Sheriffs Department. He was
with the Sheriffs Department since 1978.
He was the departments lead physical
skills instructor since 1982. Dave was a
member of the department’s Special
Weapons and Tactics Team (S.E.T) since
1980. He has been a team member, entry
team leader, assistant team leader, team
leader, and retired as the team
commander. He has planned, participated
in, or commanded over 200 Critical
Incidents in his career.  David has co-
authored numerous articles printed in
various law enforcement periodicals,
along with Sgt, Rocky Warren They have
co-authored two books,
Police Use of
Force Case Law
, currently being
published by Varro Press. Their second
Paradigm of the Moral Warrior, is
under publication with CyberRead Inc.
Tina Lewis Rowe - Denver Police
Department - My website,
www.tinalewisrowe.com, is a journal of
inspiration, information and insight that
is focused on personal and professional
development in any career. I add to it
every few days, so check it often or put it
on an RSS feed.
Jim Rowell - DeKalb County Police
Department - Calling his story
and the Eskimo: Angels in Vietnam
, it
describes his journey through life from
youth to Vietnam where he experienced
what can only be described as a
paranormal event involving his mother
and grandmother the day he was
wounded in an ambush.
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