Editors Note: The second book listed on Hostage Situations has relevance to this blog.
Police-Writers.com, a website dedicated to listing state and local police officers who have authored books, added three police officers: Detective John M. Coyle, Captain Cecil Pearson and Commander Eric R. Radli. Detective Coyle was also added to LAPDAuthors.com, a website that lists only Los Angeles Police Department police officers who have written books.
John M. Coyle retired from the Los Angeles Police Department after 37 years, at the rank of detective. He spent his last 20 years investigating Domestic Terrorism as a member of the FBI's Los Angeles Task Force on Terrorism.
According to the description of his fictional novel, Fear of Reality, “the author began writing this work of fiction several years ago after being inspired by the disappearance of Laci Peterson and Conner, her unborn child. The author does not question the fact that Scott Peterson is responsible for the murder of his wife and unborn child. However, there were questions raised during the trial by the defense that an unknown cult had abducted Laci for some type of satanic sacrifice. The author took this a step further and came up with a criminal enterprise bent on stealing unborn children from the womb of their mother; so that childless wealthy clients could be enriched by the patter of little feet.”
Captain Cecil Pearson, Ret. is a nationally recognized consultant and police training provider in law enforcement and correctional topics. He is a past consultant for the American Jail Association (AJA), provided consultant services to the Western Louisiana United States Attorney’s Office and, is a past consultant for Lockup USA, a video training provider. Captain Pearson is an experienced leader, trainer and presentation speaker. He has over 27 years in law enforcement and correctional principles, methods and practices. He is a graduate of the National FBI Academy (137 Session). Pearson’s practical experience includes working in the areas of Detention, Patrol and Detectives, retiring after 28 years of service from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, located in Reno, Nevada.
Commander Eric R. Radli is recently retired from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, located in Reno, Nevada. He is a nationally recognized consultant and instructor in topics including, but not limited to: Hostage Negotiations, Hostage Survival, Jail Response Teams, Crisis Intervention, Officer Safety, Leadership Principles, Field/Facility Police Training Officer Programs and, Workplace Violence. Working as a past consultant for the American Jail Association (AJA), he has supplied police training to numerous agencies covering a wide variety of topics. Additionally, Radli has provided consulting services through the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and Lockup USA, a video training production company. He is also a State of Nevada Certified Instructor in law enforcement topics.
Commander Radli’s experience covers working assignments in the Jail, Courts, Training, Patrol and Detectives. He has spent over 25 years involved in the County’s Hostage Negotiations Team, starting as Chief Negotiator and promoting up to Team Commander. Presently, he is the Team Training Advisor. Radli has personally negotiated numerous hostage-related incidents and has trained with the FBI in several scenarios produced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Commander Radli’s practical, real-life experiences add to the credibility of his training methods and effectiveness of his instruction.
Captain Cecil Pearson and Commander Eric R. Radli co-authored Hostage Situations. Their book is “an introductory book for students entering the field, or professionals seeking continued professional development in the issues of hostage situations. It includes cases studies and suggested checklists. The book is appropriate for criminal justice, criminal investigation, and homeland security programs. It is also suited for programs in emergency management, corporate security, psychology, emergency medical services and healthcare, police academy programs, and continuing professional development.
Police-Writers.com now hosts 325 police officers (representing 139 police departments) and their 744 books in six categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.