900 Police Officers

March 29, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) Police-Writers.com is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books. The website added the 900th police officer who has written a book, Tony Newsom of the Los Angeles Police Department. Tony Newsom joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1989. 

In 1992, he was assigned to the West Valley Division, working with juveniles in the Jeopardy Program.  He briefly left the Los Angeles Police Department to form his own personal protection company.  Tony Newsom rejoined the Los Angeles Police Department in 2003 and works in the area of community relations.  Tony Newsom is the author of Top 10 Crimes – Don’t Be the Next Victim, Student Safety Tips: 45 That Every 3rd – 5th Grader Must Know, Middle School Student Safety Tips, High School Student Safety Tips, College Student Safety Tips, Student Safety Tips: 40 That Every 1st – 2nd Grader Must Know and The Parent’s Guide For Raising Safer K-12 Students. 

According to the book description of Top 10 Crimes, Don’t Be the Next Victim “will help you: Learn how to prevent date rape; Teach your children (and yourself) how to avoid predators; Discover how to avoid dangerous ATM robberies; Find out how to recognize scams and cons before it is too late.”  

Other police officers who were added include: 

Dr. Michael H. Corcoran has been in the law enforcement field since 1968 and the threat assessment field since 1970 when he entered the United States Secret Service. While in the Protective Intelligence Squad, he assessed the dangerousness of those threatening the President and Vice President of the United States. From 1979 to 2002, he served with the Huntington Beach Police Department (California) as a police officer, sergeant, station commander and chief hostage negotiator. Michael Corcoran is the co-author of Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner’s Handbook. 

After ten years with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Rick Van Horne began teaching in for the Kern High School District.  As a third-generation Bakersfield High School alumnus who became a Friday Night Hero, as did his father and son as championship players for the BHS Drillers. Rick Van Horne began his coaching career at BHS in 1984. He later served as head coach at East High and Liberty High (where he guided his team to a Valley Championship in 2001). In 1998, Rick Van Horne was selected All-Area Coach of the Year for football. Rick Van Horne is the author of Friday Night Heroes: 100 Years of Driller Football. 

Benny Mares is a retired Los Angeles Police Department police officer and former international bodyguard.  Today, he is a child safety consultant and speaker throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Benny Mares is the author of Executive Protection: A Professional’s Guide To Bodyguarding and Child Safety 101. According to the description of Child Safety 101, “Is your child a potential victim? Child safety is every parent’s first priority. Retired LAPD officer Benny Mares relates 101+ straightforward safety tips to assist parents in protecting against child molesters, abductors, and pedophiles. A must-read for parents.” 

Police-Writers.com now hosts 900 police officers (representing 389 police departments) and their 1903  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.


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