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December 23, 2007, 2007 (San Dimas, CA) Police-Writers.com is a website that lists over 800 state and local police officers who have written books.  With the addition of three police officers and their book, the website has grown to include more than 1700 books written by state and local law enforcement officials.

 

Vonn Auld Kopp is the pseudonym for a police officer whose 32 year law enforcement career included spending the last 23 years in the Houston Police Department homicide division.  Vonn Auld Kopp is the author of Homicidal Humor.

 

According to the book description of Homicidal Humor, “Welcome to the world of urban police legend and lore.  If I had firsthand knowledge of the events described herein, I would be hauled before both federal and state investigative grand juries. What I have actually done here is record stories told to me by cops from all over this country.  For three decades I have collected confessions, bizarre stories, statements and lies that were told to me.”

 

At the age of 19, Jim Stewart joined the United States Army.  He served in Vietnam from October of 1966 to October of 1968. He then worked as a civilian in Vietnam for the next two years.  He served with the 552nd, 300th, 560th, 527th , and"C"CO of the 716th MP BN.  In 1992, Jim Stewart joined the Brawley Police Department.  He retired in 2002 at the rank of corporal. He is the author of The Angel from Vietnam

 

According to the book description of “The Angel from Vietnam, “In 1970, after four years in Vietnam, Jim Stewart left behind his daughter, Phuong. It is estimated that fifty thousand Amerasians were left behind when America pulled out of the country for good in 1973. Jim carried this with him for years after the war. Join him on his journey through personal tragedy as a young boy in Maryland, his often humorous adventures in the Army, and the serious events that took place during his years in Vietnam and afterwards.”

 

In December 1985, Jon M. Shane Joined the Newark Police Department (New Jersey) and was assigned to the South Police District.  During his 20 year law enforcement career, he worked a variety of assignments and worked his way through the ranks of detective, sergeant and lieutenant, eventually reaching the rank of Captain. His last active duty assignment was in the Command Operations Center which provides command rank supervision to the Department during non-business hours.  Captain Jon Shane (ret.) has a BA and Masters in criminal justice; and, is currently working on his Doctorate in Criminal Justice.  Captain Jon Shane (ret.) is the author of What Every Chief Executive Should Know.

 

According to the book description of What Every Chief Executive Should Know, “How many officers do we need? Are we efficiently using the ones we have? Is there a relationship between the number of officers we have and our crime rate? What s the status of our patrol car fleet? Are citizens satisfied with our work? What s the cost of our special programs and what are the actual benefits? Big questions that demand solid answers! This book will help you provide them! Easy to understand and designed to help top administrators use actual current information and calculations to make the kinds of informed decisions that make agencies run smoothly, efficiently and economically.”

 

Police-Writers.com now hosts 811 police officers (representing 366 police departments) and their 1722 law enforcement books in six 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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