to the book description of Ghetto Cop: Rookie Year, it “is a mystery/thriller set in the National
City, California police department. Written by a retired National City cop, this gritty police procedural is enhanced by the
addition of a major character with paranormal abilities. Ben Olsen is a straight-arrow Wisconsin farm boy and Iraq war veteran
who struggles to survive his rookie year as a ghetto cop. He battles criminals, bad cops, and a mysterious stalker who decides
to kill him.
Will the paranormal abilities of Nacho, his homeless,
alcoholic, wounded war veteran friend be enough to save Ben and Jackie, the woman of his dreams? Who is behind the series
of frame-ups that jeopardize Ben’s budding career? As the compelling drama reaches its climax, Ben and Jackie must fight
for their very lives.”
About the National
City Police DepartmentAccording to the National
City Police Department, “The City of National City was incorporated in 1887 and it is the second oldest city in San
Diego County. National City was originally part of the 26,000 acre El Rancho de La Nacion which was purchased in 1868 by Frank
Kimball. The National City Police Department began with the appointment of J.C. Crain as Town Marshall. By 1935, the Police
Department grew to twelve officers including the Chief of Police. The population grew to approximately 8,000 residents and
the main business district was located along National Avenue, between 5th and 11th Street.
1954, The Police Department consisted of four patrol cars, two detective units, one under-cover vehicle, a combination patrol-ambulance
vehicle, four motor-cycles, and a pound wagon. The National City Police Department grew from the days of the Town Marshall
into a modern department with 34 officers including the Chief of Police.
1993, the new Police Station was built along the 1200 block of National City Blvd. Prior to this facility, the station was
located in the basement floor of City Hall. Presently, the National City Police Department employs 92 police officers and
43 professional staff members serving approximately 59,000 residents in a nine square mile area.”