033 Ride Along With Best Selling Author And Senior Lead Police Officer Kathy Bennett of the Los Angeles Police Department
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On today’s show, we will be traveling to Idaho where I will chat with Retired Senior Lead Police Officer Kathy Bennett of the Los Angeles Police Department. 

Kathy spent 29 years with the LAPD where she was a Firearms Instructor, a crime analyst in the “War Room”, a Field Training Officer, a Senior Lead Officer, and the different assignments she worked as an undercover officer. Kathy was honored to be named Officer of the Year in 1997.

Kathy is also a best-selling crime writer! Kathy's debut novel, A Dozen Deadly Roses became a bestselling E-book at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Her second novel, A Deadly Blessing was chosen by Barnes and Noble as a Best Book of 2012. She’s currently working on the final book, Damage Control, in her second series, the Buckner Suspense Thriller Trilogy.

In today’s episode you will learn:

  • How she transitioned from working a civilian job in the LAPD to becoming a sworn police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department.
  •  What was academy life like for her and other female recruits?
  •  What being a cop on patrol in Los Angeles is really like.
  • What it was like training a new police officer out of the academy and the special training and experience required for becoming a Field Training Officer.
  • The challenges and rewards of being a female police officer in a big city department and what Hollywood gets wrong when portraying female cops.
  •  The lingo used in the LAPD so you can write more realistic police stories involving the LAPD.
  •  A peek inside how Kathy became a best-selling author and how she continues to pump out award-winning content.                                                                                                                                   

All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.

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