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
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.
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.
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The Police-Writers.com Book of the Year 2010The 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 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
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, 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
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
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
(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
Applications for this award are only taken from
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.
Selected authors will receive:
A Plaque indicating their award;
Press release distribution through the website;
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
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?”
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.”
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have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.
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