850 Police Officers

February 23, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) Police-Writers.com is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books.  With the addition of three NYPD cops, the website now lists 850 police officers from nearly 400 departments.  The NYPD cops total 119 authors. 

Retired New York City Police Department bomb squad detective Kenneth Dudonis co-authored The Counterterrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures, and Techniques with Frank Bolz.  According to the book description, the “third edition is an invaluable resource for those who recognize that preparation is the best defense in the War on Terror. Revised and expanded to reflect information obtained since the September 11th attacks, this latest edition provides an understanding of the strategies, tactics, and techniques required to counter terrorism as it exists today.”  

A 19th Century New York City Police Department detective, Philip Farley, published Criminals Of America: Or Tales Of The Lives Of Thieves, Enabling Everyone To Be His Own Detective.   

 Robert Fasone received a degree in Liberal Arts at Kingsborough Community College and graduated cum laude with a degree in English from Brooklyn College in 1987. His first job had little to do with his degree in English. He was hired as a collector and then promoted to a credit analyst at Security Pacific Bank in New York. He worked for a short time at the Belding Hemingway Company as a credit analyst before becoming a New York City Police Officer. Robert worked as a cop in Manhattan South; primarily in the 1st and 9th Precincts. Robert and his family moved to South Florida, where he worked at American Express Travel Related Services for fourteen years, most recently as their Regulatory Compliance Manager in American Express’ Ft. Lauderdale offices. 

Robert Fasone is the author of two novels: Bread Upon the Water and A Chase After Wind. 

According to the description of A Chase After Wind, “Neil “Momma” Mia was a lieutenant in the NYPD spearheading the narcotics war against Manual Cordova. His uneasy alliance with Don Gino Armenti led him to defy direct orders to save the Don’s son from Cordova. Momma did his job too well, and it all became personal when Cordova ordered the brutal murder of Mia’s wife. Neil threw down his badge and went on a bloody rampage seeking vengeance, leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake. Cordova sent a terrifying message: Christy Mia was next. Momma had to save his daughter, and with the assistance of Don Armenti, began a life on the run. Five years later Cordova took the one precious thing Neil Mia lived for…or did he…? The only way for Momma to find out was to pursue those responsible, not only to save Christy’s life, but to redeem his own…and discover the truth.” 

Police-Writers.com now hosts 850 police officers (representing 382 police departments) and their 1792  police 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.  Contact Information:Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPAeditor@police-writers.com909.599.7530

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