Diamonds, fiction and promotions

January 25, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books.  The website added three police officers: Kelly Ross; Bill DiMonda; and, Mark Adamson. 

Constable Kelly Ross is a 19 year member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who specializes in investigating the criminal use of diamonds and jewelry; and he coordinates the Diamond Program, Customs and Excise Unit, Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  Kelly Ross is also a jeweler and gemologist and has testified in court as an expert on the criminal use of diamonds, gemstones and jewelry.  Kelly Ross is the author of The Fifth “C”: The Criminal Use of Diamonds. 

According to the book description of The Fifth “C”: The Criminal Use of Diamonds, “it exposes why criminals are so drawn to diamonds, how diamonds are used in criminal activity, and why it is difficult to stop this criminal activity. The foundations that diamond values are based on are the Carat, Colour, Clarity and Cut of a diamond. The value of diamonds is also being re-defined by criminals who have sought out diamonds and like commodities in North America for decades. For criminals, diamonds are seen as instruments to facilitate criminal activity and in this age of money tracking and anti-money laundering legislation, they are also used as a hedge against inflation and the authorities. In the world of criminals who profit from diamonds, the Fifth C is Crime.” 

Bill DiMonda is a former member of the Nassau County Police Department (New York) and a retired member of the King County Police Department (Washington).   As an officer in the Nassau County Police Department he walked a foot beat and drove a district patrol car in the Seventh Precinct. As a member of the King County Police he worked as a Patrolman, a Plainclothes Investigator in the Pro Active Unit and a Detective in Homicide and Robbery.

Bill DiMonda is the author of Street Crazy. According to the description of Street Crazy, “At thirty-eight, Johnny Hardy is not your run-of-the-mill, two-bit punk down on his luck. He is one of the “new breed” of criminals who relentlessly prowl our urban streets in constant search of a helpless victim, a survivor, driven solely by his desire to be free. Word on the street where Johnny made his living is that he’s crazy. Not crazy in the way you and I, or even Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, define it. It is more appropriate to label Hardy as “street crazy.” For this reason he has become one of the most respected and feared figures in the criminal element of the Northwest.” 

Captain Mark Adamson (ret.) retired after a lengthy career with the Bayonne Police Department.  Mark Adamson is the author of four books: The Secrets You Must Know to SCORE HIGH on Your Next Promotional Exam; Attorney General Guidelines Quizzer; The Law Enforcement Manual; and, The New Jersey 2C Quizzer. 

According to the book description of The Secrets You Must Know to SCORE HIGH on Your Next Promotional Exam, “Have you ever wondered why certain individuals consistently do well on promotional examinations while others always seem to miss the mark? I am sure you have heard all the excuses. They are just smart, they had “inside information,” they have more education, they have a “hook” or they are just natural born test takers. The truth is there is no such thing as a natural born test taker. Candidates who have a history of scoring high on promotional exams have learned the secrets of preparation and test taking. By reading this book, you too will learn the secrets you must know to score high on your next promotional exam.” now hosts 835 police officers (representing 380 police departments) and their 1765 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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