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Flirting With Disaster: Overzealous Cops and the Mentally Ill Suspect

It was a cold January night back in 1975, a night when the temperatures dipped to the mid 20s. There were no clouds in the coal-black sky, but the overhead inky nothingness was peppered with thousands of tiny off-white dots---winking and flickering…

It's Almost Christmas, But They're No Longer Here

It seems like just yesterday when they were last here,Sharing their laughter and their love,Playing silly games and offering warm hugs. Telling bedtime stories,Of giants and beanstalks,Jack Horner and Miss Muffett…

Friday's Heroes: Remembering the Fallen

DeKalb County Georgia Police DepartmentDecember 13, 2019 - A DeKalb County, Georgia police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop that subsequently led to a foot pursuit. The suspect hid behind a building and fired at officers…
Police Procedure & Investigation: A Guide for Writers

Police Procedure and Investigation: A Guide for Writers.

As part of the latest Writers Digest Books Howdunit series, Police Procedure and Investigation is an authoritative guide that provides insight into a cop’s world; the terminology used by police officers; an in-depth look at the tools of the trade; squad house hierarchy; legal terms; courtroom terminology; jail, gang, and convict slang; street talk; drug crime information; con air procedures; information on autopsies and death penalty executions; cadet training procedures; fingerprinting details; a breakdown of murder and manslaughter charges; and tons of other useful information; all the things that explain why and how cops do what they do. A retired police detective, Lofland gives the lowdown on how everyday folks, as well as writers and journalists, misunderstand or incorrectly portray how the police work. Find out what mistakes you’re likely to make in your work. This book is the next best thing to having a police detective personally assigned to the reader.

With a career in law enforcement that spanned nearly two decades, author Lee Lofland is a nationally acclaimed expert on police procedures and crime scene investigations who consults regularly with best-selling authors and television producers. Now you can benefit from his years of experience with Police Procedure & Investigation.

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Strengthen Your Writing Muscles

Lee provides in-depth details about crime, police procedures, and the tools used in real life investigations to help you develop better scenes and characters.

Speaking Engagements & Workshops.

Lee Lofland is a popular speaker for writers conferences and workshops. He also consults for writers of all genres.

Online Courses.

Coming soon! Online classes and workshops.

Learn About Lee Lofland.

Lee Lofland is a veteran police investigator who began his law-enforcement career working as an officer in Virginia’s prison system. He later became a sheriff’s deputy, a patrol officer, and finally, he achieved the highly-prized gold shield of detective. Along the way, he gained a breadth of experience that’s unusual to find in the career of a single officer.

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The 10th annual Writers’ Police Academy offers an exciting and heart-pounding interactive and educational hands-on experience for writers to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, and forensics. August 9-12, 2018

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FIFTY WORKSHOPS
GUEST SPEAKERS
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WRITING CONTEST