Peter Mars

Peter Mars 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.
His second 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.

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