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Police Authors
Websites
Sanford Strong - San Diego Police
Department - Sanford Strong, Author of S
trong
on Defense
, is a police captain/SWAT
instructor.
Paul Stuligross - Novi Police Department -
Paul Stuligross spent twenty-four years as a
police officer, with several as a detective.
During his career, he received the Officer of
the Year award for developing and
implementing a comprehensive chaplain’s
program for his police department. He is the
author of a novel
The Birth of an Angel under
the pseudonym Paul J. Stuart.
Daniel R. Sullivan - Los Angeles Police
Department - Mr. Sullivan served twenty-five
years with the Los Angeles Police Department,
as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Sergeant,
Lieutenant, Captain, Commander and Deputy
Chief retiring as  Commanding Officer of all
LAPD personnel in the San Fernando valley.  
Mr. Sullivan is the author of two books on the
subjects of criminal investigation and homicide
investigation and is a nationally recognized
expert on law enforcement and security issues.
Steve Tarani - Del Rey Oaks Police
Department - Professional educator, author
and keynote speaker Steve Tarani has served
the United States Defense, Law Enforcement
and Intelligence communities for over 25 years
as a respected Protective Programs subject
matter expert and service provider to
numerous high/ low-profile federal agencies.
Specializing in operational readiness, he is a
federally certified force options instructor
actively contracted by the US Department of
Defense (DoD), National Security Agency
(NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Drug
Enforcement Administration (DEA), and
throughout the private sector.
Ray Tercek - Portland Police Bureau - Author
Ray Tercek is a retired cop, with over
thirty-one years in service. He served
twenty-six years in the Portland Police Bureau
(Oregon), performing work in nearly every
division and precinct in patrol, investigative,
training, and administrative positions. His
specialty assignments were Intelligence,
Special Emergency Response Team, and Drug
Investigations.
David Toma - Newark Police Department - For
over 50 years David Toma has brought his
unparalleled experience, compassion and
hope to people around the world who are in
desperate need of help while their lives spin
out of control from everything from drug
addiction to teenage pregnancy. David's
message has been formed through years of
real-world experience and his credibility is
beyond question.
Norman A. Traub - Orange Police Department
Norm Traub is President of Norman A. Traub
Associates, an organization specializing in
workplace investigations.  Norm etired from the
City of Orange where he was the Police Chief
and served as Interim City Manager.
Neal Trautman - Winter Park Police
Department - Neal Trautman, Inc. (formerly the
Congressional award-winning, National
Institute of Ethics) has been the nation's
largest provider of ethics training for the law
enforcement and corrections professions since
it was established in 1991. Dr. Trautman was
the founder and Executive Director of the
National Institute of Ethics.
Joseph A. Travers - Hawthorne Police
Department - Mr. Travers is currently a Pastor
for National Christian Information Center, Inc.
and ministers on a Harley Davidson Motorcycle
as founder of “Born Again-The Way” Christian
Motorcycle Ministry. He also serves as a
counselor with the Stephens Ministry at Capo
Beach Church in Dana Point, CA and serves
as a Licensed Investigator and Educator with
his son Joshua with The People's Detective
and CIA Investigations Academy.
Al Valdez - Orange County District Attorney's
Office - Al is currently a professor at the
University of California, Irvine. He retired from
the Orange County District Attorney’s office in
April 2006, where he was the Gang Unit
supervisor. He has over 28 years of law
enforcement experience with special emphasis
on narcotic and gang investigations,
undercover field operations, and multi-agency
task forces and prosecutions.  He has written
over 80 articles and published four books on
gang histories, customs and practices, and
related issues.
Jim Wagner - Costa Mesa Police Department
- A former soldier, jailer, street cop, SWAT
officer, diplomatic bodyguard and
counterterrorist agent for the U.S. government,
Sgt. Jim Wagner is one of the world’s top
police and military defensive-tactics
instructors. He has trained elite units such as
the U.S. Marshals, FBI SWAT, German GSG9,
Israeli Special Forces, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S.
Navy, Brazilian GATE, U.S. Marines and many
organizations around the world.
Joseph Wambaugh - Los Angeles Police
Department - Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr.
transformed the sub-genre of the police novel
into serious writing that was both harrowing
and humorous, comic and tragic.  His first four
books and his work on the Police Story
television series in the 1970s, set new
standards for subsequent writers, and many
acknowledge their debt to him.
Larry Wansley - Compton Police Department -
Larry is an internationally recognized Security,
Risk Management and Asset Protection
Consultant.  He is a former U.S. Marine and
FBI Agent with extensive Security experience in
Mass Transportation, Assets Protection,
Critical Infrastructure, Crisis Management,
Emergency Planning and Business Continuity.  
A.L. Ward - San Bernardino Police
Department - Author of "
The Inner Mind", "The
Inner Mind Revisited: Researching the Soul
",
"
Heaven, The Road Back Home",
"
Phenomenal Expressions of Hypnotism" and
"
You Will Reap What You Sow", is a highly
acclaimed experienced Hypnotist, Healer and
Instructor with a 56-year track record.  He
joined the San Bernardino California Police
Department in 1955 and retired in 1980.
Following retirement he earned a California
State College teaching credential in Law
Enforcement Forensic Investigation from
1982-1987.
Larry Watts - Houston Police Department -  In
2011, my first novel,
Right, Wrong, and
Rationalizing Truth
was published. It's a story
set in Austin, Texas and details the disruption
in the lives of all those involved when a police
officer uses a weapon in the line of duty. My
second novel,
Cheating Justice was published
in 2012 and tells of a man wrongfully convicted
of murdering his wife.
John Westermann - Freeport Police
Department - John Westermann is a retired
Long Island police officer and the author of five
crime novels, the most notable being
EXIT
WOUNDS
, which was adapted for the screen
by Warner Bros, starring Steven Seagal as
Orin Boyd. John Westermann's short story
"Trauma Bells Are Ringing," won the 1999
Blaggard Award from NewMystery Magazine.
Two other short stories will be included in
upcoming Otto Penzler anthologies.
John M. Wills - Chicago Police Department -
John M. Wills is a former Chicago police officer
and retired FBI agent. With 33 years of law
enforcement experience.  He is a freelance
writer and award-winning author in a variety of
genres, including novels, short stories,
creative non-technical, technical and poetry.
He has published more than 150 articles on
officer training, street survival, fitness and
ethics.
Michael J. Worden - Port Jervis Police
Department - Michael Worden is a police
detective and author who has redefined the
genre of true crime with his new book, The
Murder of Richard Jennings, by delving into
the case with a unique, fresh approach. He
began researching several true historical
crimes in the fall of 2009, and has
demonstrated n almost obsessive need to
obtain information.
Kim Wozencraft - Tyler Police Department -
Kim Wozencraft is an American author. She is
best known as the author of the internationally
best-selling novel Rush, which was
subsequently adapted into a 1991 feature film
directed by Lili Fini Zanuck and starring
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Patric, Greg
Allman and Sam Elliot.
Frank Zafiro - Spokane Police Department -
In 1993, he became  a police officer. During
his career, he worked as a patrol officer,
corporal, and detective. In 2002, he became a
sergeant and entered into leadership roles. He
was fortunate enough to command patrol
officers, investigators, K-9 officers (and their
dogs!), and the SWAT team. Frank retired
from law enforcement in 2013 as a captain in
order to write full time and to teach.
Dennis Zigrang - Long Beach Police
Department - Dennis has drawn from his more
than two decades of law enforcement
experience to write
VICE AND VENGEANCE,
the first novel in the Travis Jensen series.
David Ziskin - Seattle Police Department -
David uses his twenty years on the street,
mostly in Seattle, to show readers aspects of
police work that have not been portrayed in
popular media.  The author of the
Real Police
served during the last of the old era of street
policing, and then through the period of
greatest change. The bridge between eras
was forged by the real police, who passed
down their experience and taught by example,
despite the inept bureaucracies of their
departments.
Wayne Zurl - Suffolk County Police
Department - Wayne Zurl grew up on Long
Island and retired after twenty years with the
Suffolk County Police Department, one of the
largest municipal law enforcement agencies in
New York and the nation. For thirteen of those
years he served as a section commander
supervising investigators.
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