32 Categories of Cop Books

January 21, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) Police-Writers.com is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books.  The website added three police officers, adding to the over 800 police officers, 1700 books which are classified in 32 categories. 

Anthony Smith is a Georgia State University Police Department police officer. A gifted motivational speaker and youth mentor; he serves as an assistant to his Pastor at the Forest Chapel Baptist Church in Forest Park, Georgia. He is a native of Columbus, Ga. and now resides with his family in the Atlanta Metropolitan area.  Anthony Smith is the author of Heaven’s Bouquet: Planted and Picked by God. 

According to the book description of Heaven’s Bouquet, it “is not just a regular book of encouragement but also a book of enlightenment. We often forget that God is the creator and sustainer of this world. Society will forever miss the mark when it comes to the understanding of life and death.” 

Martin A. Gonzalez is a member of the Public Safety Writer’s Association, a graduate of SUNY Empire State, and a Navy veteran. He was born and raised in New York, and a retired New York City Police Department police officer.  Martin Gonzalez is the author of WereWolves Among Us. 

According to the description of WereWolves Among Us, “One chilly early October morning, the body of a newspaper carrier is found brutally mutilated. He’s the first of more killing to baffle the detectives of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department.  NYC police officer, Mike Serrano, decides to visit his sister in the small town of Liberty, NY for some peace and quiet after the death of his fiancée.  Mike inadvertently becomes involved in the investigation along with his brother-in-law, Marty Pietri, a Sullivan County Sheriff’s deputy – Mike’s former partner with the NYPD.”  

Thomas R. Randall entered the United States Army in 1966.  He served until 1969, including a tour in Vietnam.   In 1970, Thomas Randall joined the Elmira Police Department, serving until 1977.  Since leaving the Elmira Police Department, Thomas Randall has working in law enforcement as a Federal Police Officer and INS Inspector. Thomas Randall has a Masters Degree in education from Elmira College and graduated from New York State Police Officers Training Academy.  He also graduated from the Federal Agents Academy, at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.  Thomas Randall is the author of The Badge and Stripes of Honor; Horse Soldiers; Hot Rods; Car Crazy; and, Angels With Whirly Wings “Dust Off”: Vietnam ’67. 

According to the book description, The Book The Badge and Stripes of Honor “is written about the authors’ life including a tour of duty in Vietnam 1966-1967 as a machine gunner.” 

Police-Writers.com now hosts 833 police officers (representing 379 police departments) and their 1759 law enforcement books in 32 categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.

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