This website is an out-growth of Authors
of the Los Angeles Police Department.
When we started working on the former
project we realized that many state and
local police officers shared their talent,
experience and knowledge through
books. And, what some amazing stories
they have shared!
We (several police officers turned
authors) kicked around the idea - but we
had to have rules. Being long-time
slaves to bureaucracy we developed rules
The author made probation. At a
minimum this is the official bureaucratic
measure of being a police officer.
You authored something. We decided
that since the 21st Century is here we
would include - police officer blogs, police
officer websites and police officer
magazine articles. Quite frankly, we
found that many police officers have
launched interesting post career
businesses. However, we are only going
to list book authors by name and devote
a webpage(s) to them and their work.
Blogs, Websites and Articles are listed as
No charge for inclusion and no one gets
turned away. Frankly, we don't always
like what our peers have written. Unless
its obviously pornographic (we hope
not), advocates the over-throw of the
government; or, the return of liesure
suits - its included.
|About American Heroes
American Heroes Press is more than just
a means of publishing your book. It's a
growing, active and innovative community
of writers. Retired police Lt. Raymond E.
Foster of the Los Angeles Police
Department started this community in
2003. Today it offers a brand of
publishing designed specifically for true
American Heroes: police, military,
firefighters and emergency workers.
As an American Hero, great things are
accomplished through teamwork. This
community – this team – is here to help
you achieve success with your literary
History: How did American Heroes Press
arrive where it is today?
In 2003, the founder of American Heroes
Press, retired police Lt. Raymond E.
Foster of the Los Angeles Police
Department, published his first book with
a traditional publishing house. He quickly
learned that authors, even in a large
house, were primarily responsible for
marketing their books. So, in essence,
success equaled learning the business
side of writing.
While his publisher was somewhat active
marketing in traditional channels, it was
through Foster's own innovative
marketing that his book was adopted in
more than 120 universities and colleges
One such innovation was the creation of
an online social network of law
enforcement officials who also authored
books. This dynamic network, www.police-
writers.com, opened the door to
tremendous cooperative marketing and
In 2006, after the growing success of
www.police-writers.com, Foster began
exploring other social networks. As a
former service member, he launched www.
military-writers.com and began creating a
social network of active, former and
retired U.S. service members with
published books. Then, in 2007, at the
request of several firefighters, he created
www.firefighter-writers.com. Thus, by
early 2008, the structure of American
Heroes Press had formed.
Today, the heroes of America – law
enforcement, fire and military personnel –
now have a community to join where
their literary voices can be heard. The
Web site, www.police-writers.com, lists
more than 1,000 state and local law
enforcement officials who are published
authors. Moreover, the Web site lists
federal and international law enforcement
professionals, as well as other criminal
justice practitioners. Of those listed,
more than 350 are active marketing
partners. And the numbers continue to
Join Our Community!
If you are an American Hero who has
already published, we welcome you to
join our growing community. Visit the
individual Web sites, view the FAQs
sections and send your information to
the editor to become a member. And, if
you're not yet a published author, view
our publishing packages to publish
through American Heroes Press.
Raymond is the CEO of Criminal
Justice Online, and the author of
Police Technology and Police
Officer Exam for Dummies. He
has assembled state and local
police authors in one virtual
location at Police-Writers.com.
The content in this site was developed by
experts in the criminal justice field
including retired LAPD Lieutenant
Raymond Foster and counter-terrorism
expert Adam Lankford, professor of
criminal justice at the University of
Alabama. Raymond Foster's first book,
Police Technology, is used in over 40
colleges and universities nationwide.
This site may have the most complete
database of accredited criminal justice
programs - featuring over 5,000
programs. You'll also find career articles
and interviews with criminal justice
experts including Mark Pryor, a
prosecutor in Austin, TX.
It's always a lot easier to do a new thing
when you have an experienced person
showing you the way. When I began
building CareerPoliceOfficer.com, I was
lucky enough to encounter retired LAPD
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster.
Raymond E. Foster
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