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Antonio Bustillo is a former Miami Police Department police officer and marital arts instructor.  Antonio Bustillo is the author of The Hike and other short stories, Steady Training and Renegade Crew.

According to the book description of The Hike and other short stories, the “Eight short stories "EL Gordo" and the story "Jinjaume" set in late 1950s Cuba. "The Hike," a Boy Scout adventure. "Lost & Saved" on different religious mindsets. "At A Party" and two men apart. "The Kowloon Gallery" karate men's behavior after a tragic event. "Gym Times" the members in the mega-posh gyms "The GO BY" a police story, one night on midnight patrol.”

According to the book description of Steady Training, “The story describes the journey of one man through 30 years of martial arts training. From the first karate class with a newly arrived Japanese instructor in 1971, he goes on to study with eminent martial artist of today. Among them are, Toyotaro Miyazaki, the nationally rated competitor of the 60s and 70s described by Chuck Norris as one of his toughest opponents, and Ken Ogawa one of the toughest fighters to come out of Morio Higaonnas Yoyogi dojo. The other instructors are Kiyoshi Yamazaki, trainer and choreographer for Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Conan movies and Joko Ninomiya, All Japan Kyokushin Champion and creator of the Sabaki Challenge tournament. Memorable moments depict meetings at the AAU Nationals with notables as Billy Blanks, Mr. Tae Bo, and Chuck Merriman. As a young student in the traditional Shotokan system, this narrative chronicles the transition to the eclectic modern training methods. This evolution the result of hard-earned lessons in real life encounters while working as a Miami Police Officer on the mid-night shift.”

According to the book description of Renegade Crew, “A taut, action novel set in South Florida during the crime-ridden turbulent 1980's where a group of young and veteran police officers employ aggressive, unconventional methods on the midnight shift. This based on a true story event is written by a former city of Miami Police Officer offers the insider's view. The central character, Marcos Falcon, describes the adventures, mishaps, risks, dangers, and the bizarre and often humorous wild antics of the close-knit crew all entwined with the realities of fighting crime and violence. From the time of the academy to patrol, riots and multi-million dollar drug rip-off the exploits of the Renegade Crew are boundless.”

About the Miami Police Department
In 1896 the City of Miami was incorporated and elected their first law enforcement official, a town marshal.  In 1907, the office of town marshal was abandoned in favor of creating a police department and the Miami Police Department was formed.  Today, The Miami Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency which consists of over 1000 sworn police officers and over 350 civilian police employees.  The Miami Police Department is organized into four large divisions: Field Operations Division; Internal Affairs Division; Criminal Investigations Division; and, Administration Division. 


According to the Miami Police Department, “The most visible component of the Department is the Field Operations Division which is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of police services within the City of Miami.  These are the uniformed men and women that patrol the City's neighborhoods, engage in community policing projects, support various community involvement programs, and provide the nucleus for the specialized cadres that augment the patrol force within the Department.


The Criminal Investigations Division is the investigative arm of the Department.  The highly trained and experienced professionals that comprise this Division focus on a wide range of criminal activities within the City of Miami.  Their expertise in a variety of police science disciplines enables them to skillfully investigate crime and apprehend offenders.  


The Administration Division performs the administrative and logistical functions that are crucial to the continued effective operations of the Department.  A dedicated staff of both civilian and sworn personnel, the members of this Division ensure that the Department has the appropriate resources, including budget, manpower, communications, data systems, records, and equipment to support the overall law enforcement efforts of the Department.”




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