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The Police Writers 2010 Book of the Year.

The Sixth Session
Joe Hefferon  More Info

The Police Writers 2008 Author of the Year.

The Eyes of the Hunter
James H. Lilley  More Info

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Police-Writers.com Annual Recognition
 

Police-Writers.com Book of the Year:

 

The Police-Writers.com Book of Year 2013 focuses solely on the written contribution made by the US state, local or federal law enforcement official.  It is that book found by the panel of judges to be the most significant literary contribution made by a law enforcement official in the previous year.  Entry requirements are:

 

  • The law enforcement official is listed on www.police-writers.com (There is no charge for listing on the website and interested law enforcement personnel  need only visit the FAQs section of the website and submit the necessary information;
  • The book was published in 2012; and,
  • The application and three copies of the book are received by March 1, 2013.

Award:

 

The Award will be announced in June 2013

 

Selected authors will receive:

 

  • Press release distribution through the American Heroes Press network; and,
  • Front page exposure on the website throughout the award year.

Request an Application

The Police-Writers.com Book of the Year 2010

The Sixth Session authored by Lieutenant Joe Hefferon, Essex County Sheriff’s Office, is the Police-Writers.com Book of the Year.

Lieutenant Joe Hefferon of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office is a 22 year veteran of law enforcement who is currently assigned to the office of the chief.  He “has been a police officer for more than twenty-two years. His experiences have given him access to the scarier hallways of the human psyche, helping to layer his narrative with poignancy, grit, and dark humor. Joe Hefferon is the proud parent of two beautiful children, Jack and Kaitlin.” Lieutenant Joe Hefferon is the author of The Sixth Session.

According to the book description of The Sixth Session, “Newspaper man Carter Jackson forms an unlikely alliance with Detective Brooke Enright to stop the awful killing of children while reconciling their own inner torment. Carter is reeling over the death of his beloved wife and immerses himself in the brutal investigation, set against one bitter cold December.  The Sixth Session will make you think about the best and worst of human capacities. It will make you want to fall in love again, even with all its tragic consequences.”

The Police-Writers.com 2009 Book of the Year.

The 2009 Police-Writers.com Book of the Year

Jack R. Lundquist, Jr. was born and raised in the City of San Pablo, California, a suburb within the San Francisco Bay Area.  His desire to be a police officer was formulated early in life.  He became a police explorer scout, and later a reserve police officer with the City of San Pablo Police Department.  At age twenty-one Jack Lundquist was drafted by the United States Army, and served as a Military Policeman at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, where he obtained the rank of Sergeant (E-5).  Upon being honorably discharged, Jack Lundquist returned to the San Francisco Bay area.

After a brief stint as a Reserve Police Officer he was hired by the Oakland Police Department.  During his tenure he attended the University of San Francisco, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  His love for basic patrol work kept him in a marked police car for two separate periods, totaling twelve years.  The remainder of the time was spent as criminal investigator, ending with a seven-year period in Vice.

Upon retirement Jack Lundquist moved to the City of Truckee, California, and took a position as Chief of Security for the Sands Regency Casino Hotel, in Reno, Nevada.  He served two years in that capacity, when he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to facilitate his wife's employment.

Once settling in, he accepted a position with the Clark County Department of Business License as a Special Agent in the Night Enforcement Unit, specializing in alcoholic beverage control enforcement, a job requiring considerable undercover work in many of the adult related businesses, such as; strip clubs, sex clubs, and adult entertainment throughout Clark County, Nevada.  

Jack Lundquist is currently employed in the private sector as the Director of Compliance for a large night-club entertainment company in Nevada.  Jack Lundquist is the author of BeatCop.   According to the book description, BeatCop is "a book filled with stories from the career of a beatCop working the perilous streets of a dodgy city. The author is a retired Oakland Police Officer, who patrolled the streets for twelve years. His stories cover the good, the bad, and the oh-shits, as well as the humor experienced by a BeatCcop working a large city police department."

Police-Writers.com Annual Recognition

 

Police-Writers.com, a website dedicated the listing state and local police officers who have authored books, recognizes the literary contributions of police officers through the Police-Writers.com Annual Recognition Program.  In 2007, Police-Writers.com had one form of recognition, Police-Writers.com Book of the Year.  In 2008, in order to recognize the ongoing career successes and community service aspects of all of the authors listed on the website, Police-Writers.com will had two forms of recognition: Police-Writers.com Author of the Year and Police-Writers.com Book of the Year.  Continuing with the tradition, this year Police-Writers.com has two 2009 awards:

 

Police-Writers.com Book of the Year:

The Police-Writers.com Book of the Year 2009 focuses solely on the written contribution made by the police officer.  It is that book found by the panel of judges to be the most significant literary contribution made by a police officer in the previous year.  Entry requirements are:

 

  • The police officer is listed on www.police-writers.com. (There is no charge for listing on the website and interested police officers need only visit the FAQs section of the website and submit the necessary information);
  • The award is open ONLY to United States state and local sworn law enforcement officials;
  • The book was published in 2008; and,
  • The application and three copies of the book are received by December 31, 2008.

 

Police-Writers.com Author of the Year:

The Police-Writers.com Author of the Year 2009 recognizes a published police authors continuing career and community service successes.  Entry requirements are:

 

  • The author is listed on www.police-writers.com. (There is no charge for listing on the website and interested authors need only visit the FAQs section of the website and submit the necessary information);
  • Applications for this award are only taken from the author;
  • This award is open to ALL state, local and federal sworn law enforcement officials, as well as civilian law enforcement employees and international police officers listed on the website;
  • The author published a book anytime prior to December 31, 2008; and,
  • The application, supporting documentation and three copies of the any book published by the author are received by December 31, 2008.

 

Award:

Selected authors will receive:

 

  • A Plaque indicating their award;
  • Press release distribution through the website; and,
  • Front page exposure on the website throughout the award year.

Download an application for book of the year.

Download an application for author of the year.

 

2008 Annual Recognition
 

Police-Writers.com announced the 2008 Book of the Year and 2008 Author of the Year.

 

What Every Chief Executive Should Know: Using Data to Measure Police Performance, (Looseleaf Law Publications, 2007) by Captain Jon M. Shane (ret.), was selected as the 2008 Police-Writers.com Book of the Year.  Jon Shane’s book stood out among the entrants because it significantly advances management decision making in the field of law enforcement.  The book provides models and mathematical approaches to management questions like: “How many officers do we need? Are we efficiently using the ones we have? Is there a relationship between the number of officers we have and our crime rate? What is the status of our patrol car fleet? Are citizens satisfied with our work? What is the cost of our special programs and what are the actual benefits?” 

 

One Police-Writers.com judge noted that Jon Shane’s book “took a daunting subject and broke it down into pieces that anyone could understand and put to use.  Not only did he give simple and easy to understand explanations, he also provides examples of types of data and how to work with that data to make intelligent decisions.  Plus, he provides a CD with ready-to-use Excel spreadsheets for an executive to use right away.”   A second judge noted, “Shane’s book goes beyond the use of math to solve management questions in policing.  The hidden value in the work may be that it demonstrates new ways of thinking about crime.  Potentially, it could help put the word “analysis” back into “crime analysis.”

 

James H. Lilley was selected as the 2008 Police-Writers.com Author of the Year.  The author of the year selection was based in part on writing ability and in part on career and community service. 

 

James H. Lilley began his lifetime as a United States Marine in 1961.  Shortly after his discharge, he joined the Howard County Police Department (Maryland), graduating first in his class.  During his career his received numerous honors such as Medal of Valor, four Bronze Stars, four Unit Citations and the Governor’s Citation.   James H. Lilley has published six novels, articles in Police Chief Magazine and authored an International Association of Chiefs of Police training key.  Moreover, he began studying Martial Arts in the early 1960s and is a 8th Degree Black Belt in Shorin Ryu Karate; the first American to achieve this recognition and honor from Sensei Takeshi Miyagi.

 

James Lilley submitted as an example of his work The Eyes of the Hunter (PublishAmerica 1997).  One of the Police-Writers.com judges said of James’ writing, “He is a mature writer with strong plot, character and story development.”  Another judge said, “easy to read, and it was very good escapism. The writer has some absolutely beautiful passages wherein he describes a sound or a vista.  The sex scenes are pretty hot, too.”

 

Police-Writers.com now hosts 839 police officers (representing 382 police departments) and their 1772 law enforcement books in 32 categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.

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