Author James H. Lilley

May 22, 2008, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) On May 28, 2008, Conversations with Cops at the Watering Hole will feature an interview with James H. Lilley.

 Program Date: May 28, 2008

Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific

Topic: An Interview with James H. Lilley

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 About the Guest

James H. Lilley was selected as the 2008 Author of the Year.  The author of the year selection was based in part on writing ability and in part on career and community service. 

 James H. Lilley began his lifetime of public service as a United States Marine, in 1961.  Shortly after his discharge, he joined the Howard County Police Department (Maryland), graduating first in his class.  During his career his received numerous honors such as Medal of Valor, four Bronze Stars, four Unit Citations and the Governor’s Citation.   James H. Lilley has published six novels, articles in Police Chief Magazine and authored an International Association of Chiefs of Police training key.  Moreover, he began studying Martial Arts in the early 1960s and is a 8th Degree Black Belt in Shorin Ryu Karate; the first American to achieve this recognition and honor from Sensei Takeshi Miyagi.

 James H. Lilley submitted, for the 2008 Author of the Year, as an example of his work, The Eyes of the Hunter (PublishAmerica 1997).  One of the judges said of James’ writing, “He is a mature writer with strong plot, character and story development.”  Another judge said, “easy to read, and it was very good escapism. The writer has some absolutely beautiful passages wherein he describes a sound or a vista.  The sex scenes are pretty hot, too

James H. Lilley’s current project is a true crime book and he has entered two of his books in the upcoming Hollywood Book Festival

About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.


About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

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 Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA



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