Tuesday, February 27, 2007

350th Cop Author Writes a Children’s Book

Police-Writers.com, a website dedicated to listing state and local police officers who have authored books added the 350th police officer who has written a book.

Frank Caruso is a motorcycle police officer with the Irvine Police Department (California). With more than 15 years experience in law enforcement, Frank Caruso has held a variety of positions including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, D.A.R.E. Instructor, and Gang Officer/Investigator. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and an Associate of Arts degree in Administration of Justice. Police Officer Frank Caruso has received several Community Policing Awards and is a recipient of the prestigious International Association of Chiefs of Police Civil Rights Award.

Frank Caruso’s book is an illustrated children’s book, “designed to teach preschool through third-grade level children that police officers are not only community servants who are there to help and protect them, but are human beings with their own unique families and interests.” While Frank Caruso provided the content in the form of a true story, the book was illustrated by Irene Williams, “a recently retired sixth-grade teacher from the Garden Grove Unified School District in Garden Grove, California. During her 30-year career, Ms. Williams instructed students at every grade level, including members of the Gifted and Talented Education program.”

Frank’s book is endorsed by Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE).

The 349th
Police Officer added to the website was Chap Riese. Chap Riese was a San Francisco Police Department police officer for over 25 years. He wrote a novel, Fallen Copper. According to the book description, Fallen Copper “is a mystery thriller based on case history files from the San Francisco Police Department. In this 1950's who-dunnit, in a city racked with scandal and corruption, Patrolman Frank Ahern becomes Chief of Police and a rookie cop takes the fall for political expediency.”

Police-Writers.com now hosts 350
police officers (representing 146 police departments) and their 781 books in six categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.

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