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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
The Birth of an Angel under the
pseudonym Paul J. Stuart.
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
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.
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
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.
A.L. Ward - San Bernardino Police
Department - Author of "
The Inner
", "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
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
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
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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