Welcome! You have reached the site of Lee Lofland, author of Police Procedure and Investigation, A Guide For Writers. Lee is a nationally acclaimed expert on police procedure and crime-scene investigation, and is a popular conference, workshop, and motivational speaker. In addition to his books, Lee has written freelance articles for publications such as The Writer magazine and for many newspapers and newsletters across the country.

Lee has consulted for many bestselling authors, television and film writers, and for online magazines, such as Slate Magazine. Lee has appeared as an expert on national television and radio shows, such as NPR's Talk of the Nation.

The Graveyard Shift, a wildly popular blog about cops, crooks, and crime scene investigation, is Lee's creation. The blog is updated daily with current law enforcement topics, such as autopsy, police tools and equipment, courts, and prisons and jails. The blog also features guest experts, bestselling authors, top literary agents, and publishers.

Please take a moment to visit The Graveyard Shift. I think you'll be glad you did. Click on the BLOG button above and enter the real world of cops and robbers...



A 2008 Macavity nominee for best nonfiction mystery! 


Police Procedure and Investigation
A Writers Digest Book


"A masterpiece . . . Police Procedure and Investigation offers everything, I mean everything, an author--novelist or nonfiction--needs to know about law enforcement: from police headquarters and laboratories to crime scenes to courthouses to jails. And Author Lee Lofland pulls off another coup--he's managed to gives us this encyclopedia of information in a style that's crisp, concise and damn fun to read. "
-- Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bone Collector and The Sleeping Doll
"This book belongs in the library of every crime writer! More than merely a reference book for writers, POLICE PROCEDURE AND INVESTIGATION is also lively and entertaining, a fascinating inside look at law enforcement, told by a police professional with a writer's eye for detail. "

-- Tess Gerritsen, author of THE MEPHISTO CLUB
"Police Procedure & Investigation is an invaluable tool for writers of
mystery fiction."

 -- J.A. Jance, NY Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, Joanna Brady series, and the Ali Reynolds series.

"There are no perfect murders, merely imperfect investigations."
Lee Lofland