Comelli, Flanders and Ruge

April 4, 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 from California agencies.

In 1959, Ivano Franco Comelli graduated from San Jose State College and joined the San Jose Police Department.  His law enforcement career spanned 37 years culminating with his retirement at the rank of captain.  Ivano Franco Comelli is the author of La Nostra Costa (Our Coast): A Family’s Journey to and From the North Coast of Santa Cruz, California (1923-1983).

According to the book description of La Nostra Costa (Our Coast): A Family’s Journey to and From the North Coast of Santa Cruz, California (1923-1983), “In 1959, the author, leaving la costa behind, joined the San Jose Police Force. In chilling detail he describes how certain violent acts, such as the assassination of his best friend, changed his life forever. Using actual events, the author gives us a disturbing glimpse into the murky world of the police and outlines the personal rules he followed in order to survive. For those readers who like their history told in a narrative fashion and embedded in a true life story, La Nostra Costa fills the bill. This never-before told story of the ranceri on the north coast of Santa Cruz, will keep the reader turning the pages, seeking the final out come of this family’s journey to and from la costa.”

Linda Flanders, a former San Francisco Police Department detective is currently the CEO of Taproot, Inc., a business that “provides education on essential social/behavioral issues-through the use of art, entertainment and digital technology.”   Linda Flanders has a degree in criminal justice and is the author of In Hollywood Endings and How to Get One.

According to the Midwest Book Review, “In Hollywood Endings and How to Get One, former San Francisco police detective and current educational video producer Linda Flanders has created and crafted a original self-help instructional guide to creating the life one desires.

In 2005, after 18 years of law enforcement service, Rodger Ruge retired from the Santa Rosa Police Department.  He started his own business, Ready Force Inc. Rodger Ruge is the author of The Warrior’s Mantra.  According to the book description, “The book teaches the ancient Eastern technique of mantras, or positive affirmations, as a means to improving one’s warrior spirit and experiencing its life-altering power.”

Police-Writers.com now hosts 924 police officers (representing 391 police departments) and their 1934  police books in 33 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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