On April 24, 2009, Conversations with Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a discussion Lieutenant Art Adkins, Gainesville Police Department (Florida) the author of The Oasis Project.
Program Date: April 24, 2009
Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific
Topic: The Oasis Project
About the Guest
Lieutenant Art Adkins is a 29 year veteran of law enforcement. He began his law enforcement career on the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and then joined the Los Angeles Police Department. During his 12 years with the Los Angeles Police Department he attained the rank of sergeant. Lieutenant Art Adkins returned to Florida to finish his law enforcement career with the Gainesville Police Department. He has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, detectives, administration, vice, bunco-forgery. Moreover, as a sergeant he has supervised both investigative and administrative police units. Lieutenant Art Adkins is the author of The Oasis Project.
According to Lieutenant Art Adkins, “The Oasis Project is my first publicized novel, but I have been writing for the last 18 years. I have received many accolades for The Oasis Project. Midwest book review labeled it a "must read" and a "grade-A pick". I received Detective-Suspense book of the year for 2008 from Books-and-Authors.net. I have recently completed the sequel, Power Grid, with the same cast of characters and I am currently working on the third novel, Mind Games. The detective-murder mystery genre has always intrigued me and I have woven a considerable amount of police procedural into the books. Each topic is relevant to issues confronting society today and the reader can readily identify with the controversies which arise.”
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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Program Contact Information
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA