Recently, a writer asked me why some cops wear gloves. Many people think officers wear them to look cool, as accessories to those nifty mirrored sunglasses. Well, not so. Here's a few examples of the many types of duty-specific police…
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Dogs used for law enforcement are trained to perform a variety of duties. One of those assignments is patrol. Patrol dogs are the canines used to apprehend criminals, assist with crowd control, track fleeing suspects, and search buildings…
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Serial Killer Gerard Schaefer's Instructions on How to Commit the Perfect MurderThe term narcissistic means self-absorbed, egotistic, selfish, conceited, or self-important. Gerard Schaefer was all of these and more. He was also…
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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.
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.
Police Procedure and Investigation: A Guide for Writers
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The Writers’ Police Academy
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Lee Lofland is a nationally acclaimed expert on police procedure and crime-scene investigation, and is a popular conference, workshop, and motivational speaker.
Lee has consulted for many bestselling authors, television and film writers, and for online magazines. Lee has appeared as an expert on national television, BBC Television, and radio shows.
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.