Steve Albrecht - San Diego Police
Department - Dr. Steve Albrecht is
internationally-known for his consulting
and training work in workplace violence
prevention training programs, school
violence prevention, and high-risk human
Johnny Barnes - Rochester Police
Depart- ment - Johnny Barnes sang and
played guitar in all of the famous
nightclubs in greater Boston with many
Rock & Roll legends, producing and
releasing a dozen records. In 1991
Barnes became a full time police patrol
officer, FBI trained hostage negotiator,
Michael Berish - Miami Police
Department - Michael worked as a
patrolman, detective, and supervisor with
the City of Miami Police Department for
twenty-two years; thirteen of which were
spent as an undercover detective in the
REAL Miami Vice.
Frank Borelli - Fairmount Heights Police
Department - In addition to his police
and military service, Frank began a
writing career in 1999, finalizing (or
actually just beginning) his third dream.
James O. Born - Florida Department of
Law Enforcement - Born has taken his
career in law enforcement and love of
writing and blended it into a new life as a
novelist. After advising numerous writers
and TV shows on realism, Born spent
years working on a novel of his own.
BJ Bourg - Lafourche Parish District
Attorney’s Office - Please step inside and
have a look around. You’ll find
information about my law enforcement
career, my personal life, and, obviously,
Robin Burcell - Lodi Police Department -
Robin Burcell spent nearly three decades
working in law enforcement as a police officer,
hostage negotiator and a detective. Burcell is
the award-winning author of ten novels to date.
Will Beall - Los Angeles Police
Department - Will Beall is now a homicide
detective in the 77th Division of the Los
Angeles Police Department, after years as
a beat cop and an anti-gang investigator.
Joe "Bill" Bradley - Houston Police
Department - Joseph J. Bradley is the
author of four novels. His stories are fast
paced thrillers with twists and turns,
endings that will leave the reader
Christopher J. Carlin - Niagara County
Sheriff's Department - The author,
Christopher Carlin is the Chief Deputy of
Uniformed Operations with the Niagara
County Sheriff’s Office, with more than
24 years of law enforcement experience.
Victor Cass - Pasadena Police
Department - Victor has worked as an
advertising art director in New York, and
is a decorated, 20-year veteran police
Richard James Carlson - San Diego
Police Department - I joined the San
Diego Police Department July 11, 1969
and I am still working there. I am
assigned to the Special Investigations
Unit and part of a Federal Task Force,
The Violent Crimes Task Force.
Barry M. Baker - Baltimore Police
Department - You're already here.
Author of Becoming a Police Officer: An
Insider's Guide to a Career in Law
Enforcement and this website,
Loren W. Christensen - Portland Police
Bureau - Loren W. Christensen is a
Vietnam veteran, retired police officer, a
martial artist since 1965, and a prolific
author of books and magazine articles.
As a writer, Loren has penned over 45
books and dozens of magazine articles
on a variety of subjects.
Kathy "Kat" Albrecht - UC Santa Cruz
Police Department - Kathy "Kat" Albrecht
is a former police bloodhound handler,
crime scene investigator, search and
rescue manager, and police officer turned
investigative pet detective.
Linda Teigland Clark - Santa Clara
County Sheriff's Office - Linda is the
author of THE SMALL WINDOW, a work
of historic fiction appealing to both young
adult and mature adult readers.
Lowen Clausen - Seattle Police
Department - Lowen was a Seattle Police
Officer for thirteen years before leaving
the department and becoming a business
owner in the Ballard neighborhood of
Seattle. His experiences on the police
department and his on-going ties to the
Ballard community are reflected in his
first three novels.
Robert Cornuke - Costa Mesa Police
Department - Bob Cornuke--a former
police investigator and SWAT team
member--is a biblical investigator,
international explorer and author of nine
books. He has participated in over fifty
expeditions around the world searching
for lost locations described in the Bible.
Sarah Cortez - Houston Police
Department - Sarah is a 19 year police
veteran. She is currently a poet, editor,
teacher and speaker. Her latest book is
Cold Blue Steel.
Bob Delaney - New Jersey State Police -
Bob Delaney’s riveting life story has been
told by HBO's Real Sports, ESPN and
ABC, in dozens of newspaper and
magazine articles throughout the United
States and Europe and now in his
critically acclaimed book, Covert: My
Years Infiltrating the Mob.
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