Tuesday, February 20, 2007

LAPD’s 50Th Police Author, a website dedicated to listing state and local police officers who have authored books, added four police officers to website; including the 50th Los Angeles Police Department police officer to have written a book.

Adam Matkowsky, a native New Yorker, is currently a Los Angeles Police Department police officer. His book, Nine-O-Adam, according to one reader, “chronicles his life and his dreams from the Military to the NYPD and finally, LAPD. The book includes some great stories about the author’s life and I especially enjoyed the stories about his experiences in the NYPD. A must read for all law enforcement Officers.” In addition to being added to, Matkowsky was added to; a website listing only LAPD authors and information.

Leslie T. White was an investigator for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in the late 1920s. His 1936 book, Me, Detective, is an autobiographical work. He also wrote Harness Bull and Homicide; as well as for detective magazines of that period.

Winona M. Franz retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Her book, Guiltless, is a true crime novel and “is a skillfully woven account of real cases investigated by author.” According to the book description, “the perpetrator begins his crime spree with a vicious child molestation followed by a series of rapes, burglaries and culminates with a senseless murder. Fearful, uncooperative victims, and a family deeply involved in a mysterious folk religion, hamper the investigation.”

Jonathan Nerlinger, a veteran of the Huntington Park Police Department (California) published True Blue: A Policeman’s Story. His work is the fictional account of a police officer’s life. According to one reader, “This is by far one of the better books I have read. The author takes you through the life of John Nolan, a young police officer. From his first day of deciding on a career in law enforcement until the day he retires. It also touches on his personal life too. His marriage and his family which made the book even more interesting. It really gives you a good look into what a tough and challenging career being a police officer really is and how much things have changed over the years.” now hosts 330
police officers (representing 141 police departments) and their 752 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. Moreover, NYPD still leads police departments nationwide with 78 police writers.

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