Police Authors

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Police Authors is a compilation of current, former and retired police officers turned published authors writing over a wide range of genres.

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Kathy ‘Kat’ Albrecht (ad)– UC Santa Cruz Police Department. Kathy Albrecht is a former police bloodhound handler, crime scene investigator, and she is a search and rescue manager.

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Steve Albrecht (ad)– San Diego Police Department. Dr. Steve Albrecht is internationally known for workplace violence prevention training programs, school violence prevention and high-risk human resources.

Will Beall (ad)– Los Angeles Police Department. Will Beall is a screenwriter, and he is a former LAPD detective. He is best known for writing the script for the films Gangster Squad (2013) and Aquaman (2018), and he developed the police TV series Training Day and Deputy.

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Robin Burcell (ad)– Lodi Police Department. Robin Burcell spent nearly three decades working as a police officer. She was a hostage negotiator and detective, and she is the award-winning author of ten novels to date.

Michael Berish (ad)– Miami Police Department. Michael was a patrolman, detective, and supervisor during his  twenty-two year career. He served as an undercover detective in Miami Vice, and Michael is the author of Reflections from the Pit.

James O. Born (ad)– Florida Department of Law Enforcement. James Born combined his career in law enforcement and love of writing into a new life as a novelist. He advised numerous writers and TV shows on police realism, and Born spent years authoring a novel of his own.

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BJ Bourg (ad)– Lafourche Parish District Attorney’s Office. BJ Bourg retired in 2020 after thirty years in law enforcement to pursue his dream of becoming a fulltime author. He was a patrol officer, detective sergeant, and he served as a police academy instructor. Bourg ended his police career as the Chief Investigator for the District Attorney’s Office.

Joseph J Bradley (ad)– Houston Metro Police Department. Joseph J. Bradley is the author of five novels. His stories are fast paced thrillers with twists and turns, and the endings will leave the reader mesmerized.

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Richard James Carlson (ad)– San Diego Police Department. Rick’s assignments included Child Abuse, Homicide, Violent Crimes Task Force and Hostage Negotiator. Rick was the spokesman for the SPD for 12 years of his 35 year career. The Author’s book, I’m in the Tub, Gone is a collection of suicide letters, and the stories of those victims’ final thoughts.

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Loren W. Christensen (ad)– Portland Police Bureau. Loren W. Christensen is a Vietnam veteran, retired police officer, and he’s been a martial artist since 1965. As an author, Loren has penned nearly 60 books and dozens of magazine articles on a variety of subjects.

Lowen Clausen (ad)– Seattle Police Department. Lowen was a Seattle police officer for thirteen years. He left police work to become a business owner and author in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. His police experience and his on-going ties to the Ballard community are reflected in his first three novels.

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Robert Cornuke (ad)– Costa Mesa Police Department. Bob Cornuke is a former police investigator and SWAT team member. He is a biblical investigator and international explorer, and he is the author of nine books. Bob has participated in over fifty expeditions around the world searching for lost locations described in the Bible.

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Sarah Cortez (ad)– Houston Police Department. Sarah started out at Rice University majoring in Psychology and Religion. Her first graduate degree was in Classical Studies at the University of Texas in Austin. Sarah found time to become a police officer, and she is now a 22 year police veteran. Sarah is currently a poet, editor, teacher and speaker, and one of her latest books is Essential Cop Essays.

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Bob Delaney (ad)– New Jersey State Police. Bob Delaney’s life story has been told by HBO’s Real Sports, ESPN and ABC. Dulaney went undercover for three years investigating the Mob. He struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder after getting too close to those he investigated. Bob would go on to author Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob.

Ron Delord (ad)– Mesquite Police Department. Ron is a  police union contract negotiator, and he’s an expert on police unions in the US, Canada and Australia. DeLord is an author and lecturer on police union leadership, power, organization, media and political action. He also serves as a historian for various police memorials.

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Connie Dial (ad)– Los Angeles Police Department. Connie’s work reflects her 27 years in the police department, and her life before the LAPD as a journalist. Her novels provide a look into one of the nation’s controversial police departments. Since her retirement, Connie has authored young adult novels, short stories and several works for the theater.

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Richard Bo Dietl (ad)– New York Police Department. Richard was a NYPD officer and detective from June 1969 until he retired in 1985. Bo was one of the most decorated detectives in the history of the police department.

Stacy Dittrich (ad)– Richland County Sheriff’s Office. Stacy  is an award winning police officer and author, and she is a former detective specializing in sex crimes. She retired in 2008 to focus solely on her writing and media commitments.

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James A. Forrest (ad)– Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. James is a Sheriff’s lieutenant and mystery author who published his first novel, Eye of the Storm. He is a Florida native and fisherman who mixes the Sunshine State, screaming drags, and dead bodies into his writing.

Raymond E. Foster (ad)– Los Angeles Police Department. This is just one of Raymond’s presences on line. Also check out Raymond’s site at police-writers.com.

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John Foxjohn (ad)– Houston Police Department. Best-selling police author John Foxjohn was born and raised in the rural East Texas town of Nacogdoches. John quit high school, and he joined the Army at seventeen where he became an Army Airborne Ranger. A Viet Nam veteran, John went on to become a police officer and homicide detective.  

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Marshall Frank (ad)– Metro Dade Police Department. Marshall Frank is a retired police captain, and he is the author of eleven books. He spent most of his thirty year career investigating murders or commanding those who did. Marshall’s latest book is a NEW Illustrated Edition of From Violins to Violence.

Mark Fuhrman (ad)– Los Angeles Police Department. Fuhrman served as a Los Angeles Police Department detective for 20 years, rising to fame as a key investigator and witness in the notorious O.J. Simpson murder trial. He is now a prolific author, and he lives in Idaho.

Joseph L. Giacalone (ad)– New York City Police Department. Joe is the best-selling author of The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators. His favorite assignment as a detective sergeant was commanding a Cold Case Homicide Squad. Joe has personally worked on hundreds of murders, suicides and missing person cases.

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C.A. Griffith (ad)– Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. C.A. Griffith is a retired major from the Sheriff’s Office where he served for three decades. His assignments included undercover narcotics, Atlanta DEA Task Force, fugitive and fraud investigations, and he was Commander of Internal Affairs. C.A. is the police author of four novels.

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Steve Hodel (ad)– Los Angeles Police Department. Steve Hodel is a New York Times and International best-selling author. Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder was nominated by Mystery Writers of America for “Best Fact” true-crime book. Detective Hodel received more than 75 commendations from the LAPD, and he handled over 300 separate murder investigations.

Chuck Klein (ad)– Woodlawn Police Department. Chuck is an ex-hot-rodder, former police officer, certified firearms instructor, and he is a retired private investigator. Most of the author’s writing is related to police and firearms. Instinct Combat Shooting has been in print for over 25 years, and it has become a standard police training tactic.

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Michael Levine (ad)– Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Levine was called “America’s top undercover agent for 25 years” by 60 Minutes. He is the New York Times best-selling author of Deep Cover, The Big White Lie and Triangle of Death. Michael is one of the most decorated undercover agents in the history of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Lisa Lockwood (ad)– Chicago Police Department. Lisa is the author of Undercover Angel: From Beauty Queen to SWAT Team and Reinventing YOU: The 10 Best Ways to Launch Your Dream Career. She is a speaker, media personality, collegiate educator and career consultant. Lisa teaches people how to make successful career transformations to fulfill their personal dreams.

John Mackie (ad)– New York Police Department. John Mackie is a decorated veteran of the NYPD, and he’s a holder of the department’s prized Medal of Valor. Mackie is the author of five novels. John’s distinguished career and the quality of his novels earned him induction into the Dick Tracy Hall of Fame.

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Archer Mayor (ad)- Windham County Sheriff’s Office. Archer is a former Sheriff’s detective, and he is currently a death investigator for Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner. He is the author of the Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther, and the Chicago Tribune describes Mayor’s novels “the best police procedurals being written in America.”

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Michael McGarrity (ad)– Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department. Michael’s criminal justice career includes corrections, law enforcement and police officer training. The author’s best-selling novels have been nominated for awards, and he received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for Literature.

Joe McKinney (ad)– San Antonio Police Department. Joe McKinney is the author of over twenty horror, crime and science fiction novels. McKinney was a sergeant with the SAPD where he worked a variety of assignments to include homicide investigations. Joe holds a Bachelor’s Degree in American History, and he earned a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Mark Mynheir (ad)– Palm Bay Police Department. Mark is a former Marine who went on to a 28 year police career. He worked patrol, undercover narcotics, SWAT and homicide, and he is the author of five novels. Rolling Thunder, From the Belly of the Dragon, The Void, The Corruptible, and the Christy nominated The Night Watchman. 

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Richard Nable (ad)– Fulton County Police Department. Richard Nable was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Richmond, VA in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and promptly went to work as a police officer. He is the principal firearms trainer for his department as well as for the regional police academy.

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Steven J. Newton (ad)– Clever Police Department. Steve Newton is a 25-year police veteran and a former Marine/Navy veteran. Now retired and afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease, he continues to write articles for various law enforcement, military and veteran publications. He is the author of The Old Sergeant and the Old Sergeant and Friends.

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Thomas J. Nichols (ad)– Lubbock Police Department. Tom’s police career spanned the era of the Mexican drug cartels and the war on drugs. He brings with him the inside view of that war, and a time of violence, deception, and greed. The author’s stories are easy to follow narratives, and the believable characters in his police docudramas, espionage, and international intrigue.

William Nikkel (ad)– Kern County Sheriff’s Department. Nikkel is the author of ten Jack Ferrell novels and two steampunk westerns. William is a former homicide detective and police SWAT team member, and he is an amateur scuba enthusiast and artist. He and his wife Karen divide their time between California and Maui, Hawaii.

John Nores (ad)– California Department of Fish and Game. Retired Lieutenant John Nores has been at the forefront in the battle against thousands of Mexican drug cartel members. The cartels grow toxic marijuana on U.S. soil, and they frequently us public lands close to population centers. John is the author of two books, Hidden War and War in the Woods.

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George Norris (ad)– New York Police Department. George Norris is a retired twenty year veteran of the NYPD, and the holder of 249 commendations. Norris served as a detective and sergeant, and he is the author of four novels. NYPD True, Exceptional Merit, Legacy and Redemption, and The Blue Executions.

John Perkins (ad)– New York Police Department. John is a former detective and forensic crime scene expert, and he has been called America’s foremost self-protection expert. He created Guided Chaos, a free form adaptive self-defense system for professionals and civilians. John is the author of Attack Proof: The Ultimate Guide to Personal Protection.

Rob Pincus (ad)– San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office. Rob Pincus is a professional trainer, author and consultant, and he provides self-defense services to military and law enforcement. He is the developer of the Combat Focus Shooting program, and he is the author of Combat Shooting Focus: Evolution 2010.

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Steve Pomper (ad)-Seattle Police Department. Steve is a recently retired police officer and writer living in the Pacific Northwest. He is a contributor for OpsLens.com. Other articles have appeared in American Iron Magazine, Crosscut.com, the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild: The Guardian, and other online and print magazines. Steve is the author of four books.

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Rick Porrello (ad)– Lyndhurst Police Department. Author and drummer Rick Porrello, a former police chief with mob roots, has a knack for writing books that attract interest from filmmakers. Hollywood snapped up To Kill the Irishman—the War that Crippled the Mafia before it was even published, and turned it into the movie Kill the Irishman.

Mike Proctor (ad)– Westminster Police Department. Mike “Duck” Proctor has become one of the nation’s leading experts on stalking. In Antidote For A Stalker, Proctor has developed a stalking guide allowing the reader to easily grasp the elements found in the phenomenon of stalking in its entirety.

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Howard Rahtz (ad)– Cincinnati Police Department. Howard’s book, Race, Riots and The Police, provides a review of the history of race riots in America from the Red Summer of 1919 to the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore in 2014-2015. The book details not only the role of the police in riots over the years but provides a clear set of steps focusing on reform to close the gap between police and the African-American community.

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Michael T. Rayburn (ad)– Saratoga Springs Police Department. Mike is the lead instructor for Rayburn Law Enforcement Training. He has written numerous articles for various police magazines focusing on the areas of officer survival, vehicle stops and firearms tactics and training. He is the author of six books.

Craig Roberts (ad)– Tulsa Police Department. Craig Roberts retired from the armed forces with 30 years of service where he served as a Marine sniper. He was also a career police officer with the Tulsa, Oklahoma, police department. An internationally published writer, he is the author of Combat Medic-Vietnam and Police Sniper. 

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Tina Lewis Rowe (ad)– Denver Police Department. Tina’s book on preparing for an assessment center has helped thousands of officers–not only in their assessment processes, but also on the job. She retired from Denver PD as a Captain, and then as the Presidential appointed United States Marshal for Colorado. 

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Robert J. Sadler (ad)– Dallas Police Department. Robert Sadler, private investigator and security consultant, Vietnam veteran and former Dallas cop. He’s also a novelist-essayist-poet-artist and photographer. As a cop he played an instrumental roll in the capture of a Dallas serial rapist who was responsible for more than seventy offenses.

Joe Sanchez (ad)– New York Police Department. Joe has been trying to tell this story for some time. It’s his story, but not his alone. It’s also the story of those who lived and died alongside him, in Viet Nam and in that other battle, for justice and safety under the shield of the law, that is fought daily in the streets of every big city by every honest cop.

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