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Robin Burcell

A veteran of over 20 years in law enforcement, Burcell joined the Lodi Police Department at the age of 23.  At that time, she was the first woman police officer in the department.  As a police officer, she worked a variety assignments including patrol, detectives and as a hostage negotiator.  After leaving Lodi, Burcell, an expert in forensic art, fingerprints, and child abuse joined Sacramento County as a criminal investigator


Tom Basinski

A 35-year veteran of the Chula Vista Police Department who almost didnt become a cop. When he was 18 years old Tom entered the seminary at St. Marys University in San Antonio, Texas.  While he earned a degree in English Literature, he never earned a Catholic priests collar.  In 1969, after finishing college, Tom returned to his hometown where he joined the police department.  In 1970, he traveled to California and joined the Chula Vista Police Department.  Over the next 34 years, Tom would not only become a homicide detective but an acknowledged writer of true crime short stories.

Lewis, the chief of police in Rogue River, Oregon, began his law enforcement career with the Spokane Police Department (Washington) in 1972.  During his over 30 years in law enforcement he has been a patrol officer, deputy sheriff, detective, sergeant and for the last 17 years, chief of police. 


Tall Cop Productions
The Companion website for Jim Geeting a retired Wyoming state trooper.  He began his law enforcement career in 1982 with the Evanston Police Department and eventually moved to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.  During his career, Jim earned a Distinguished Service Medal, Purple Heart and two Colonels Commendations.  He has served as an academy instructor, field training officer, member of the Highway Patrol Special Services Squad and the president of the Wyoming Highway Patrol Association.

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.


Captain Robert Snow

Captain Snow is a 30 year veteran of the Indianapolis Police Department.  He has served throughout the ranks as a police officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain.  As a police executive, he has been the Indianapolis Police Departments Commander of Planning and Research, the Chiefs Administrative Assistant, Executive Officer and Captain of Detectives.  His current assignment is as the Commander of the Homicide.

In 1985 Frank Zafiro joined the United States Army, serving until 1991.  While in the Army, Frank worked in Military Intelligence.  In 1993, he joined the Spokane Police Department, where he has worked as a patrol officer, corporal, detective and sergeant. In 1996, while a police officer, he went to college and ultimately earned a BA in history.

Michael A. Black

Michael graduated from Columbia College, Chicago in 2000 with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fiction Writing. He previously earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Northern Illinois University. Despite his literary leanings, he has often said that police work has been his life. A former Army Military Policeman, he entered civilian law enforcement after his discharge, and for the past twenty-seven years has been a police officer in the south suburbs of Chicago.

Dave Case

Dave is a 19 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.  Dave entered the academy in 1985 and afterwards was assigned to uniformed patrol in the 007th District-Englewood.  In 1990, Dave transferred to the 018th district which is located in the heart of Carbini Green.

"Nicolas Rhea" is only one of the six pseudonyms under which Peter Walker has written around 130 books in the last 40 years. This amazing career is rooted in the application of his own experience - whether it is from being a village bobby, a Yorkshire villager, a police press officer or a father of four.

Dean Scoville

Police Magazine , American Police Beat , and Mystery Scene are among the publications that have seen fit to subsidize me.   Articles have included an interview with ACLU President Nadine Strossen, an in-depth piece on suicide by cop, as well as features on LAPD novelist Paul Bishop and the late television series High Incident .  

Loren W. Christensen Books

Lorens experience in law enforcement began in 1967 when he served in the army as a military policeman, stationed in both the United States and in Vietnam.  In 1972, after leaving the military, he joined the Portland Police Bureau (Oregon).  As a rookie he began teaching defensive tactics to other officers.  As a police officer he has worked the training unit, the gang unit, dignitary body guarding, and all the precincts as a street officer.

John grew up in small town in Burlington Country, New Jersey with a single goal to become a trooper with the New Jersey State Police.  As one reader of Hogans work remarked, it took John years to become a trooper and seconds to lose his job.

Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Samuel Clark joined the Newark Police Department on November 20, 1972.  During his 25 years with the police department, Clark has worked as a police officer in the patrol division, a detective assigned to the juvenile bureau and has variety of investigations ranging from harassment to homicide.  He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1994 and to lieutenant in 1997.

Juan Antonio Juarez worked seven years as a police officer for the Chicago Police Department. According to the American Library Association, Juarez book, Brotherhood of Corruption: A Cop Breaks the Silence on Police Abuse, Brutality, and Racial Profiling, offers a harrowing inside look at the corrupt practices used by police in enforcing drug laws and the blue wall of silence that insulates them.

James O. Born is a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He has been involved in investigations in such areas as organized crime, violent crimes, economic crimes, drug cartels, and police corruption.

John Lamb began his law enforcement career as a deputy sheriff with the Riverside County (California) Sheriff's Department.  In 1982, John transferred to the Oceanside Police Department in northern San Diego County.

The companion website for the works of Thomas J. Nichols.

Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Johnny Barnes attended boarding school in the Berkshires and played harmonica in a weekend blues band in New York Citys Greenwich Village in the late 60s.

The companion website for Daniel J. Shanahans book Badges, Bullets and Bars which tells the story of his career on the Baltimore Police Department.  The book is billed as a first hand account of police loyalty and disloyalty. 

The companion website for Mike Disanza's biography, A Cop for Christ, which tells of growing up in the 1950s and seeing the New York Police Department as a way of leaving his poverty stricken neighborhood. 

The Companion website for Michael A. Crane's novel about Doc Holiday.  Crane, after serving in the United States Marine Corps, was an attorney, a  prosecutor and police officer, with the Oakland Police Department.

Peter Moskos was born in Chicago and graduated from Evanston Township High School. He earned his bachelors degree in sociology at Princeton University (magna cum laude 1994) and his masters and Ph.D in sociology at Harvard University (2004).

Angel of Death

Rosanna Filippello was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1986. She then attended Temple University for a time before joining the police department in 1993.

Country Cop Books

The retired Chief of Police of the Okanogan Police Department (Washington), Michael Jaquish has degrees in Business Administration and Law Enforcement.  His book, Tales of a Country Cop in Africa, traces the experiences of a Jaquish, a small-town cop, who, following a divorce, retired from law enforcement to pursue a career in international diplomatic security and intelligence. 

The Official Website of Randy Jurgensen

Randy Jurgensen was born and raised in New York City. He served in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper and Green Beret. Randy received numerous medals for his military duty, including three Bronze Stars; and the Purple Heart.

The Companion website for Police Writer Steve Copling. In July 1980, Steve Copling joined the Plano Police Department (Texas).  During his career, he has worked a variety of assignments including Field Training, Crime Prevention, SWAT, School Liaison, CID, Narcotics, and Professional Standards.

A special deputy and school resource officer for the Dearborn County Sheriffs Department, Ronald M. Schunk, is the author of mystery novel Retreat

Charles W. Sasser has been a full-time freelance writer/journalist/photographer since 1979. He is a veteran of both the U.S. Navy (journalist) and U.S. Army (Special Forces, the Green Berets), a veteran and former combat correspondent wounded in action.

Gerald Petievich

Gerald Petievich has been an Army counterspy and a U.S. Secret Service agent. 

Midtown Blues

The Companion website for F.P. Lione.  F. P. Lione is the pen name of husband-and-wife writing team Frank Lione and Pam Lione. Frank Lione is a veteran of the New York Police Department


Novels of real life and real death by a real cop from the big city. John Mackie was born in Brooklyn and attended New York City public schools. At twenty-three he joined the New York Police Department.

Cop Writer

Revealing the truth through fiction, is the tag line for Mark Mynheirs website.  His website is the companion to writing.

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Detetctive Alan Sheppard's, NYPD (ret..), Major case Squad,  website for his book "E-Man."  According to T.J. English (Author of "Paddy Wacked" and "The Westies" Sheppard's book  is the REAL DEAL, and "E-Man" chronicles his years in the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit   (ESU) with heart-pounding excitement.

Companion website for David Ziskin's (Retired Seattle Police Department) book - The Real Police.
"A cop's eye view of deadly force."  The Companion website for David A. Klinger's book.


The companion site to Norm Stamper who began his law enforcement career in San Diego in 1966 as a beat cop. In 1994, he was named chief of the Seattle Police Department, where he set about implementing many of the initiatives he writes about in Breaking Rank: A Top Cop's Expose of the Dark Side of American Policing.


Patrick Sleffel
Patrick is retired from the Floyd County Police Department.

McGowan's companion website for his books and manuscripts pending publication include the mysteries following False Stature's main characters: Echoes of Ignorance, and Untouchable Trinity.
"Almost Famous Author - Retired NYPD Captain - Heck of a Nice guy"  The Companion site for Dan's books and hyperlinks to his Private Investigator business.

The Thirteenth Time Zone

The companion website for David Jebbs, a retired San Diego Police Department Sergeant, action adventure novel the Thirteenth Time Zone.

Inconceivable Danger

The Companion website for Dale Fords book of the same title.

The Companion Website to Rick Porrello's Books

Rick Porrello is a police lieutenant, jazz dummer, true crime author and publishing consultant. For information about consulting services, e-mail him e-mail

Michael McGarrity

His career in criminal justice includes work in corrections, law enforcement, security,  police officer training, and serving as an expert witness to the court. 


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