is a thirty year veteran of law enforcement. He is a native of Brookline,
Massachusetts. His undergraduate studies in criminal justice and police
science were accomplished at Northeastern University. He has a masters
degree in public administration from Columbia and recently completed
his doctorate in sociology with a focus on incarceration and recidivism
at that same institution.
He was a Boston
area policeman for twelve years, serving several years with the Yarmouth
Police Department on Cape Cod before moving to Maine where he continued
in police work as Chief of Administrative Services for the Kennebec
County Sheriff's Office.
In 1997 he
took an early retirement from full time law enforcement in order to
write of his experiences in law enforcement, some of which have culminated
in the most unusual results in recent times. He remains active in police
work with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Maine.
His first book,
The Tunnel, is a true crime story dealing with two rogue cops
bent on cleaning up the drug dealers in their district and the unorthodox
method they used to make those people disappear from the streets.
book, A Taste for Money, confronts the issue of police corruption
with the true story of a cop turned criminal.
His third book,
The Key, looks at what can take place when bad things happen
to a good cop. It also exposes the corruption that takes place in some
of our penal institutions.
A fourth book,
The Best Suit in Town, is the history of a generation of cops
from Mansfield, Ohio. It centers on a time of transition from the old
ways of doing things to the modern era. It was co-written with John
Butler, former Chief of Police of Mansfield and creator of the Sanibel
Island, Florida Police Department.