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Friday, October 13, 2006

How to be a Hostage, and Live

October 13, 2006 (San Dimas, CA) Police-Writers.com, a website dedicated to police officers turned authors, has added the 23rd New York Police Department writer, Frank Bolz.

Frank Bolz served with the New York Police Department for more than 27 years. He rose through the ranks to that of Detective Captain. In 1972, after the tragedy of the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, Bolz took part in the formation of the Department's "Guidelines for Barricaded Felons and Hostage Confrontations". He, with Dr. Harvey Schlossberg, selected and trained the new Hostage Negotiating Team, and became the Commanding Officer and Chief Negotiator. He remained in that role for almost ten years, during which time he personally negotiated in more than 285 incidents, bringing about the safe release of more than 850 hostages, without the loss of life. Frank Bolz was also the City-Wide Kidnap Taskforce Coordinator, training Detectives in all phases of Kidnap Investigation and personally participating in 25 actual investigations.

He has trained representatives from over 3900
Law Enforcement Agencies in the U.S., Canada and abroad, including the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, the State Department, and the United Nations. Bolz has lectured nationally and internationally on Hostage Recovery, Kidnapping and Terrorism, and has established liaison with his counterparts worldwide. He has authored numerous articles and training films on these subjects, and co-authored the book "Hostage Cop" , authored the book "How to be a Hostage, and Live" Bolz most recently co-authored the book, "The Counter-Terrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures and Techniques"

Police-Writers.com hosts 156 police officers and their 443 books in six categories.

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