Police Authors
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William A. Nikkel - Kern County Sheriff's
Department - William's work fighting crime in
the streets of Bakersfield provided him with life
experiences he brings into his writing to
breathe life into his characters and scenes.  As
a deputy sheriff, he worked patrol and then
detectives, with special assignments in SWAT
and Homicide.
John Nores - California Department of Fish
and Game - In February of 1992 he was hired
by the California Department of Fish and
Game and was assigned to Riverside County
for the first three years of his career before
eventually transferring to his home town district
in Santa Clara County.  He was promoted to
squad lieutenant in June 2005.
Barry W. Ozeroff - Gresham Police
Department - Barry W. Ozeroff Sr. is a 25-year
police veteran who works for the Gresham
Oregon police department. The recipient of the
department’s Medal of Valor, Barry is a former
SWAT sniper, traffic motorcycle officer, school
resource officer, and public information officer.
For the past ten years, Barry has been the
department's lead hostage negotiator attached
to the Special Emergency Response Team.  
Barry’s first novel,
published in 2005 by iBooks, Inc. His second
was published in 2010 by L&L Dreamspell, and
his third,
), was published in August 2012 by
iBooks, Inc.
George Payton - San Jose Police Department
- Dr. George T. Payton started his career in
the U.S. Navy where he was commissioned in
the Military Police. He later became a Patrol
Sergeant with the San Jose, CA police
department where he worked for 30 years.  Dr.
Payton has written books in the area of
California Criminal Law, Criminal Investigation
and Police Supervision.
Harry D. Penny, Jr - Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department - Harry D. Penny, Jr.
spent almost 10 years of his 21-year law
enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff with
the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
He spent most of his time in a patrol car from
the mean streets of South Central Los Angeles
to the sunny beaches of Malibu, and finally to
the famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
John Perkins - New York City Police
Department - Former forensic crime scene
expert and Yonkers NY detective  John Perkins
has been called “America’s foremost self-
protection expert” by the Trends Research
Institute. In 1978 he created Guided Chaos, a
totally free-form, adaptive self defense system
for both professionals and civilians.
Timothy A. Perry - Seattle Police Department
Tim has been writing since the 1980's, and
although his undergraduate degree is in police
science it was Tim's long time interest in
history that led to him writing his first police
historical thriller.  After publishing two highly
successful police procedural texts, he has
turned his energies to completing the first of
what will be three novels.
Rob Pincus - San Miguel County Sheriff's
Office - Rob Pincus is a professional trainer,
author and consultant. He and his staff at
I.C.E. Training Company provide services to
military, law enforcement, private security and
students interested in self-defense. Rob is the
Developer of the Combat Focus® Shooting
program, the most efficient defensive firearms
training methodology available today.
Steve Pomper - Seattle Police Department -
Steve had long harbored an interest in the
English language, writing in particular,
occasionally submitting a letter to the editor.
As a police officer, Steve wrote regularly for
the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild newspaper,
The Guardian. Long interested in politics from
a libertarian perspective, writing gave Steve a
creative outlet for pent up frustrations with
what he saw as declining individual liberty.
Working as a police officer provided Steve no
shortage of writing inspiration for both fiction
and non-fiction. In 2003, Steve embarked on a
ten-year plan to become a professional writer
and published author.
Trinka Porrata - Los Angeles Police
Department - Trinka Porrata has experience in
both journalism and law enforcement, with
expertise in sexual assaults, child abuse and
narcotics, especially the “trendy drugs of
abuse” (those used at rave parties, in the club
scene and as weapons of rape).  Porrata
retired from the Los Angeles Police
Department in 1999 as a supervisor in street
narcotics squads.
Rick Porrello - Lyndhurst Police Department -
Rick Porrello wears many hats. He is a
Cleveland-area police chief and author of T
Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia
. Porrello
began writing this first book during research
into the murders of his grandfather and three
uncles who were mob leaders killed in
Prohibition-era violence. Published in 1995 by
Barricade Books of New York City, it quickly
became a regional favorite, went through
several hardcover printings, then was
republished in paperback.
Tyrone Powers - Maryland State Police -
Tyrone Powers, educator, former law
enforcement officer and author of Eyes To My
Soul: The Rise or Decline of a Black FBI Agent
resides in Baltimore, Maryland.  The writer’s
extensive criminal justice acumen (amassed
over thirteen years) has made him a well
known voice of consciousness within the Black
law enforcement community, and the emerging
force of enlightenment for Black and White
Frederick Price - Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Department -  Frederick Price  is a
retired detective lieutenant and native of Los
Angeles.   After discharge from the military, he
joined the ranks of the Los Angeles County
Sheriff’s Department. Over a 33-year career
he served in a variety of law enforcement
assignments including patrol, vice, and special
investigations. His last five years with the
department were spent monitoring and
investigating cases involving casino gaming,
organized crime, and terrorism.
Mike Proctor - Westminster Police
Department - Mike "Duck" Proctor has become
one of the nation's leading experts on stalking.
In 1991, he cut his teeth on the case of Sandy
Potter, who had been tormented for more than
a decade by an old boyfriend.  Through the
pages of
Antidote For A Stalker, Proctor has
developed a stalking guide allowing the reader
to easily grasp the elements found in the
phenomenon of stalking in its entirety.
Howard Rahtz - Cincinnati Police Department
Howard Rahtz has a dual background in drug
treatment & drug interdiction, providing him
with firsthand experience of our drug
prohibition policy. His career in law
enforcement spanned eighteen years where
he rose to the rank of Police Captain in the
Cincinnati Police Department. His journey in
law enforcement and drug rehabilitation is an
interesting parallel to the forty years of the
Drug War.  Howard Rahtz, is the author of
Community Policing: A Handbook for Beatcops
& Supervisors
and Understanding Police Use
of Force
, both published by Criminal Justice
Press. Rahtz also teaches at two Ohio police
Michael T. Rayburn - Saratoga Springs
Police Department - The lead instructor for
Rayburn Law Enforcement Training is Michael
T. Rayburn. Mike has over 26 + years of
experience in the security and law enforcement
fields.  Mike is a prolific writer and has written
numerous articles for various police magazines
focusing on the areas of officer survival,
vehicle stops and firearms tactics and training.
He is the author of two books,
Vehicle Stop Tactics
and Advanced Patrol
Robert Sims Reid - Missoula Police
Department - Robert has published poems,
short fiction and non-fiction. His first novel,
MAX HOLLY, came out in 1982. It was followed
by a number of crime novels, including
and WILD ANIMALS. These,
plus another, T
Craig Roberts - Tulsa Police Department -
Craig Roberts retired from the armed forces in
1999 with 30 years total service. He was
awarded ten decorations for his Marine Corps
service in Vietnam, where he served as a
Marine sniper. He was also a career police
officer with the Tulsa, Oklahoma, police
department. An internationally published writer,
he is the author of
Combat Medic-Vietnam and
Police Sniper, as well as the co-author of One
Shot-One Kill
, and The Walking Dead.
L. Ken Rogers - Pleasant Ridge Police
Department - In writing
Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder: A Police Officers Report
, Ken
exposes his inner most pain and feelings about
his position as a police officer and use of
fatal/non-fatal force. His need to maintain a
professional, calm appearance on the outside,
while on the inside his big concern was "not
knowing if he could shoot anyone again," led
him to a critical decision about the job he had
dedicated his life to.  
Steven L. Rogers - Nutley Police Department
- Steven L. Rogers is one of America's leading
law enforcement and military contributors to
news shows across the country. He is also an
accomplished author and professional
Robert Roots - Coral Gables Police
Department - Robert Roots is founder of
INNERSTANDING™ – a trademarked high
performance training program which
transforms organizations and people by
helping them achieve an Awareness and
Appreciation for their Purpose so they realize
their Possibilities.
David Rose - Placer County Sheriff's
Department - David Rose is a retired
lieutenant with the Placer County, California,
Sheriffs Department. He was with the Sheriffs
Department since 1978. He was the
departments lead physical skills instructor
since 1982. Dave was a member of the
department’s Special Weapons and Tactics
Team (S.E.T) since 1980. He has been a team
member, entry team leader, assistant team
leader, team leader, and retired as the team
commander. He has planned, participated in,
or commanded over 200 Critical Incidents in
his career.  David has co-authored numerous
articles printed in various law enforcement
periodicals, along with Sgt, Rocky Warren
They have co-authored two books,
Police Use
of Force Case Law
, currently being published
by Varro Press. Their second book,
of the Moral Warrior
, is under publication with
CyberRead Inc.
Tina Lewis Rowe - Denver Police Department
- My website, www.tinalewisrowe.com, is a
journal of inspiration, information and insight
that is focused on personal and professional
development in any career. I add to it every
few days, so check it often or put it on an RSS
Jim Rowell - DeKalb County Police
Department - Calling his story
Granny and the
Eskimo: Angels in Vietnam
, it describes his
journey through life from youth to Vietnam
where he experienced what can only be
described as a paranormal event involving his
mother and grandmother the day he was
wounded in an ambush.
Johnny Russell - San Diego Police
Department - I’ve been writing every day of my
life since I was elected editor of the high school
newspaper. Most of the writing has been police
reports. I may not look it, but I’ve have had a
thirty year career as a San Diego Police
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