The February 28, 2013, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with retired New York City Police Department Lieutenant Michael Grant on writing the police procedural.
Program Date: February 28, 2013
Program Time: 1500 hours, PACIFIC
Topic: Writing the Police Procedural
About the Guest
Michael Grant is a former member of the NYPD. He worked as a police officer in the Tactical Patrol Force and the Accident Investigation Squad. Upon being promoted to sergeant, he was assigned to the 63rd Precinct, the Inspections Division, and finally the Police Academy. As a lieutenant, he worked in the 17th Precinct and finished up his career as the Commanding Officer of the Traffic Division's Field Internal Affairs Unit. He retired in 1985 and went to work for W.R. Grace Company as a Security Coordinator.
He has a BS in Criminal Justice and an MA in psychology from John Jay College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
In 1990, he moved to Florida where he wrote his first three novels: Line of Duty; Officer Down and Retribution. In 2006 he returned to Long Island where he has written ten more novels: The Cove; Back To Venice; When I Come Home; In The Time Of Famine; Dear Son, Hey Ma; Krystal; Appropriate Sanctions; Who Moved My Friggin' Provolone?; The Stalker; and Precinct.
About the Watering Hole
The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life. Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.
About the Host
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.
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Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA