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D. Clayton Mayes began his career with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1964. He worked as a street cop, was promoted to investigator, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. In 1990, he retired from the LAPD to assume the responsibilities of chief of police of the Downey Police Department.

The author holds a bachelor's degree in public management and a master's degree in public administration from Pepperdine University. He is also a graduate of the FBI-National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. As an educator, he has taught at Cerritos College, College of the Desert and has instructed throughout the United States for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He served a total of six years in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, and the California National Guard where he attained the rank of captain.

Today Clayton lives in the Palm Springs, California, area with his wife, Carolyn. Their two sons are grown. The author enjoys golf, tennis and flying. He holds a commercial pilot certificate, with an instrument rating for both single-engine and multi-engine aircraft.

One reader of More Than Money said, “The author has captivated many years of personal experience in law enforcement to produce this brilliant, fictional novel that will leave you eagerly anticipating each new chapter. You, the reader, join Brad Phillips, as he experiences daily life as a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. You will feel the emotional intensity he endures to successfully get his job done with the utmost of courage, integrity and honesty. But would facing a challenging, criminal world on a daily basis give him reason to compromise all this? This book will keep you riveted to the last word!”


More Than Money . . . A Police Novel
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According to the book description of More Than Money, “police officer Brad Philips experiences the everyday challenges of upholding honesty, integrity and courage with the Los Angeles Police Department. Will the lure of stolen money turn a good cop bad?

About the Downey Police Department

According to the Downey Police Department, they opened their doors in “1957 on the site of the old Downey Elementary School.  The department operated at that location until 1984, at which time it moved to its newly constructed site.”  When first authorized in 1957, the Downey Police Department hired 50 police officers.  Today, the Downey Police Department is organized into: Administration; Field Operations and Investigations.

The Administrative services include records, professional standards, code enforcement and the Special Enforcement Team.  Within the Field Operation is the Uniformed Patrol, Traffic Unit, Communications and Police Assistants.  Today, the Downey Police Department has an authorized strength of 124 sworn police officers, of which approximately 70 are assigned to patrol duties.

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