Monday, November 22, 2010

1104 Police Officers

With the addition of Captain Neil Low, Seattle Police Department, now lists 1104 state or local police officers who have written books. The officers come from 471 departments and have written 2417 books on subjects ranging from police procedurals and true crime novels to books on law enforcement tactics.

Captain Neil Low, Seattle Police Department, “is currently the Commander of Advanced Training. Other areas he has commanded include: Homicide and Violent Crimes, Internal Affairs, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and the agency’s first commander of its Ethics and Professional Responsibility Section. He is a Vietnam veteran and a cum laude graduate of the University of Washington’s Bothell campus, where he also wrote for the school’s weekly newspaper, The UW Bothell Commons. A Seattle native, he now lives in Everett with his wife and three daughters. Captain Neil Low is the author of Thick as Thieves, Sign of the Dragon and Unreasonable Persuasion.

According to the book description of Thick as Thieves, “Seattle in the 1940s: from its sprawling ports to its exotic bordellos in Chinatown, it is a rain-drenched harbor of greed, sex, and corruption-and now a mysterious murder. Alan Stewart loses his private investigator father at the hands of corrupt police officials. As he sets out to seek answers and to avenge his father's death, Alan uncovers clues that lead all the way to the "Crime of the Century"-The Lindbergh Kidnapping!”

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