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Police Authors
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
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
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
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
", 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
, 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
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
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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