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Night Eyes
Bill Hamner  More Info

The Last Musketeer
Bill Hamner  More Info

About the Dallas Police Department

The Dallas Police Department has an authorized strength of nearly 3,000 sworn police officers and over 500 civilian personnel.  Most of the police officers of the Dallas Police Department work uniformed patrol in one of the six geographic divisions.  However, in addition to traditional detective roles, the Dallas Police Department maintains the following specialized unites: Criminal Investigations; Intelligence Unit; Narcotics & Vice Investigations; K-9; Traffic Enforcement; Community Relations; Mounted Patrol; SWAT; Recruiting; Explosive Ordinance Unit; Helicopters; Bicycle Squad; Motorcycles; and, Gang Unit.

 

The Tactical Division of the Dallas Police Department has one squad and two specialized units: Fugitive/Parole Squad; SWAT Operations Unit; and, Planning Unit. The Fugitive/Parole Squad apprehends persons wanted on felony, misdemeanor and parole violation arrest warrants. They serve local as well as other agencies’ warrants. The SWAT Operations Unit (of the DPD Tactical Division) maintains and issues the various equipment and supplies that tactical officers use in handling barricaded persons, hostage situations, and other special incidents. They maintain and operate the specialized vehicles used in these situations. The Planning Unit is tasked with planning security for special events such as the State Fair of Texas, the Cotton Bowl game, and various parades and celebrations occurring in the city. The Unit also oversees the plans for presidential and dignitary visits to Dallas.

 

Source:

/tactical.dallaspolice.net

Bill Hamner, served as a Texas law enforcement official for 32 years. He was a criminal investigator and supervisor for several police agencies, including the Dallas Police Department (1967 to 1974), Gilmer Police Department, and the sheriff’s departments of Kaufman, Johnson, and Bowie Counties.

 

His first novel, “Night Eyes,” is introduces the character Jack Stone, of the Dallas Police Department and his chase of a serial killer.  In the follow-up novel, “Last Musketeer,” Stone returns and “uncovers a high-level conspiracy within his own department to wrestle control from two major crime families that control illegal activities in Dallas. He becomes the target of assassination by those who will stop at nothing to silence him forever. Jack Stone finds himself in a deadly game, fighting for his very existence, pitted against a powerful man chosen to be the next Dallas police chief.”

According to the book description of Night Eyes, “This is a turbulent time for Dallas Police Investigator Jack Stone, recently divorced, and trying to mend a relationship with his only daughter. His world quickly gets more complicated when a mutilated young female is found lying beside a North Dallas Freeway, and he knows a vicious serial killer is on the loose. Suppressing his personal feelings, and trying to outwit the killer, Jack Stone is a no-nonsense cop who races to catch the killer before he strikes again.”

According to the book description of The Last Musketeer, “A former rogue narcotics cop is found executed in the Trinity River bottoms and Dallas Police Investigator Jack Stone begins his own investigation after the business card of a high-ranking assistant police chief is found in the dead man’s possession. The dead ex-cop along with two other former narcotics officers were suspected in the disappearance of six kilos of heroin and a large amount of cash from the narcotics’ safe a few years back but were never charged. Stone’s investigation uncovers a high-level conspiracy within his own department to wrestle control from two major crime families that control illegal activities in Dallas. He becomes the target of assassination by those who will stop at nothing to silence him forever. Jack Stone finds himself in a deadly game, fighting for his very existence, pitted against a powerful man chosen to be the next Dallas police chief.”

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