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Adam Matkowsky, a native New Yorker, is currently a Los Angeles Police Department police officer.  His book, Nine-O-Adam, according to one reviewer, “chronicles his life and his dreams from the Military to the NYPD and finally, LAPD. The book includes some great stories about the author’s life and I especially enjoyed the stories about his experiences in the NYPD. A must read for all law enforcement Officers.”

One reader of Nine-O-Adam said, One of the better cop books I have read in awhile. It is definitely not a "me, me, me" book if you know what I mean. He doesn't mind a joke at his expense. Ironically I had just finished reading 'Jarhead' when I started 'Nine-O Adam' and the two shared some of the same experiences on the same soil. It is a very 'good' book seeing it is his first book. Some of the grammar is off, but I see his point in writing a 'story' instead of writing a 'book'. It is definitely worth reading.

One reader of Nine-O-Adam said An excellent book. A former NYPD Officer chronicles his life and his dreams from the Military to the NYPD and finally, LAPD. The book includes some great stories about the authors life and I especially enjoyed the stories about his experiences in the NYPD. A must read for all law enforcement Officers.”

One reader of Nine-O-Adam said I also enjoyed reading Nine-O Adam. It was funny and serious as well. The storytelling was very well done. I lived on 125th St. in South Ozone Park in the 70's so some of his story was pretty close to home...literally. I might even be that friend he called for the day Elvis died.”


Nine-o Adam
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From the History of the Los Angeles Police Department (lapdonline.org)

Mayor Bowron wielded the most effective blow against graft and patronage. Following his 1938 election, he forced the retirement of dozens of City Commissioners including those to whom the Department reluctantly was responsible. Their replacements were swift to carry out the Mayor's determination for clean government. The failure of 45 high-ranking officers to correct the questionable practices resulted in their summary resignations. The Los Angeles Police Department never again has tolerated corruptive influences.

Arthur C. Hohmann became Chief in 1939. He devoted his two years in office to modernizing the organization of the Department, finding time to produce its present badge and denying the City Council the privilege of using police sirens.

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