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March 11, 2016 - Lee Lofland
How to think like an alpha cop

Whether you're writing a small-town sheriff or a big-city homicide detective, cops have some common characteristics. Expert Lee Lofland lets us in on their world: from badge bunnies to bad stationhouse coffee. He'll also share what the Writers' Police Academy has in store for its 2017 program.

Lee Lofland is the author of the Writers Digest bestselling book Police Procedure and Investigation, a Macavity Award nominee for best non-fiction mystery. Lee, a former police detective and recipient of the esteemed Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police Award for Valor, is a nationally acclaimed expert on police procedure and crime-scene investigation. As an expert, Lee has appeared on national television, BBC television, and on NPR's Talk of the Nation, and he has served as a consultant for numerous authors and for TV and film.
Lee's articles have appeared in newspapers, newsletters, blogs, and in magazines such as Writers Digest and The Writer, and on his popular blog, The Graveyard Shift, a site visited daily by thousands of readers from all over the world.
Lee has served as judge for the International Thriller Writers' Thriller Awards and for the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Awards. Lee's latest release is "Murder on Minor Avenue", a true crime tale in the anthology Masters Of True Crime: Chilling Stories Of Murder And The Macabre (now available as an audiobook). Masters of True Crime is a collection of stories written by seventeen top true crime authors. His current projects are a novel and a new nonfiction book.
Lee is the founder and host of the wildly popular and thrilling Writers' Police Academy. Read more about Lee at and about the Writers' Police Academy at

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