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. Lee’s weekly reviews of the award-winning TV shows Castle and Southland are a hit among thousands of readers worldwide.
Lee is the host and founder of the Writers’ Police Academy, an exciting, one-of-a-kind, hands-on event where writers, readers, and fans learn and train at an actual police academy. Author Michael Connelly is the 2014 WPA keynote speaker.
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…
POLICE PROCEDURE AND INVESTIGATION
A 2008 Macavity nominee for best nonfiction mystery!
“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.