All of the books listed on this page were written by a state or local police officer.
Devallis Rutledge joined the Santa Police Department where he served for two years.
In 1975, he completed law school and in 1976 joined the Orange County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor. Since 2000, Devallis Rutledge has worked as private counsel in a law firm and as Special
Counsel to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Devallis
Rutledge is the author of eleven books: Criminal
Investigations and Evidence; The New Police Report Manual; Courtroom Survival, The Officer's Guide to Better Testimony; The
Search and Seizure Handbook; The Officer Survival Manual; Criminal Interrogation, Law and Tactics; California Criminal Procedure;
California Criminal Law Concepts; The Search and Seizure Field Guide California Peace Officers Field Source guide; and, PC
to the book description of The New Police Report
Manual, “this manual is the undisputed authority on plain-talk report writing techniques. Interesting and easy-to-read,
it provides hundreds of examples that show easier and better ways to write without any spelling or grammar lessons. It is
valuable as a supplemental reader for investigations or police communications courses. Students will devour this book and
gain an incredible understanding of the impact report writing has on the complex issues surrounding a case.”
Kimberly Clark is a thirteen-year veteran of the Tampa Police Department. Since
1990, she has been a state certified high-liability instructor and an avid member of ASLET. During Kimberly Clark’s
law enforcement career she worked uniformed patrol, undercover, as a latent detective and field training officer.
As a law enforcement training, Kimberly Clark has provided instruction in report writing, high stress radio procedures,
use-of-force documentation, map reading, orientation, and defensive tactics.
After her retirement from the
Tampa Police Department, Kimberly Clark continued to teach at the Tampa Police Academy and online classes for the Smith and
Wesson Police Academy. Kimberly Clark is the author of How to Really, Really Write Those Boring Police Reports!
According to the
book description of How To Really, Really Write Those Boring Police Reports, “they might be
boring but reports can make or break cases and even careers! How solid are yours? In this easy-to read and (believe it or
not!) enjoyable report-writing guide, expert Tampa PD Academy writing instructor Kimberly Clark teaches you to get reports
flowing easily and in the right direction: avoid jumbled and confusing narratives quickly spot key report contributors at
the scene; focus on three basic but essential elements every report needs; use street slang wisely to get your point across.”