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Cops and Writers Podcast

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Cops and Writers is an informative, and sometimes humorous podcast primarily for crime writers that are serious about creating accurate and believable police stories. Your host Sergeant Patrick O'Donnell worked the street as a cop and sergeant in one of the biggest police departments in America for over 25 years. Now retired, he is an author, consultant, public speaker, and podcaster here to help you write your best crime-related story.O'Donnell will conduct in-depth interviews with members of state, federal, and local law enforcement and civilian experts in police procedure getting the questions you want to be answered regarding the often misunderstood and misrepresented world of police procedure and police culture. O’Donnell will also be interviewing crime fiction writers and writers from all different genres that have police procedures in their stories on the show. They will be discussing what works for them in the ever-changing landscape of book sales and publishing.If you like candid stories told with cop humor and lots of technical details about the world the police live in, come ride along with O'Donnell and his guests as they give you an exclusive peek behind the yellow tape.

Cops and Writers is an informative, and sometimes humorous podcast primarily for crime writers that are serious about creating accurate and believable police stories. Your host Sergeant Patrick O'Donnell worked the street as a cop and sergeant in one of the biggest police departments in America for over 25 years. Now retired, he is an author, consultant, public speaker, and podcaster here to help you write your best crime-related story.O'Donnell will conduct in-depth interviews with members of state, federal, and local law enforcement and civilian experts in police procedure getting the questions you want to be answered regarding the often misunderstood and misrepresented world of police procedure and police culture. O’Donnell will also be interviewing crime fiction writers and writers from all different genres that have police procedures in their stories on the show. They will be discussing what works for them in the ever-changing landscape of book sales and publishing.If you like candid stories told with cop humor and lots of technical details about the world the police live in, come ride along with O'Donnell and his guests as they give you an exclusive peek behind the yellow tape.

Location:

United States

Description:

Cops and Writers is an informative, and sometimes humorous podcast primarily for crime writers that are serious about creating accurate and believable police stories. Your host Sergeant Patrick O'Donnell worked the street as a cop and sergeant in one of the biggest police departments in America for over 25 years. Now retired, he is an author, consultant, public speaker, and podcaster here to help you write your best crime-related story.O'Donnell will conduct in-depth interviews with members of state, federal, and local law enforcement and civilian experts in police procedure getting the questions you want to be answered regarding the often misunderstood and misrepresented world of police procedure and police culture. O’Donnell will also be interviewing crime fiction writers and writers from all different genres that have police procedures in their stories on the show. They will be discussing what works for them in the ever-changing landscape of book sales and publishing.If you like candid stories told with cop humor and lots of technical details about the world the police live in, come ride along with O'Donnell and his guests as they give you an exclusive peek behind the yellow tape.

Language:

English


Episodes

014 Cops And Writers Ride In The Ambulance And Go Inside The Emergency Room With James (Jamie) Davis

5/2/2021
Our guest for today’s show is probably one of the nicest and most generous people in the writing industry, Jamie Davis. Jamie Davis is also a nurse, retired paramedic, author, podcaster, and nationally recognized medical educator who began teaching new emergency responders as a training officer for his local EMS program. If you want to write accurate crime drama, you should be incorporating the world of emergency medicine. Jamie will give us the information you need to help write these...

Duration:01:19:15

013 Sailing Into A Successful Life As An Entrepreneur And Author With Dave Chesson

4/25/2021
Our guest for today’s show is Dave Chesson. Since many of you are writers, you know Dave from his excellent company, Kindlepreneur, which helps out authors with many free videos and services, and his Publisher Rocket software. There is much more to Dave than meets the eye. He owns multiple companies and is truly a serial entrepreneur. Dave is also a veteran of the United States Navy where he served aboard a submarine, was a Navy liaison in South Korea, and was an international arms...

Duration:01:23:30

012 Chief Deputy Marshal Marc Cameron Takes Us On His Journey From Hunting Down Dangerous Fugitives, To Writing Tom Clancy / Jack Ryan And Other Best Selling Novels

4/18/2021
Our guest today is Retired Chief Deputy Marc Cameron of the U.S. Marshals. He holds a second-degree black belt in Jujitsu and is a certified scuba diver and man-tracking instructor. As well as serving over 30 years in law enforcement both as a city police officer and the bulk of his career with the U.S. Marshals, he is also a best-selling author of three series, most notable the Tom Clancy /Jack Ryan Campus Thriller series. Cameron takes us on his journey from being a small-town police...

Duration:01:25:31

011 Busting F.B.I. Myths And Misconceptions With Special Agent Jerri Williams

4/11/2021
Retired F.B.I Special Agent Jerri Williams joins us for today's show! Jerri Williams served 26 years as a Special Agent with the FBI. Jerri takes us on her journey from being a juvenile probation agent to becoming a special agent in the FBI. Jerri also reveals the selection and testing process she went through to become a special agent in the FBI. Jerri gives us a behind-the-scenes peek into the F.B.I. and how they solve crimes. Jerri also debunks common tropes associated with the...

Duration:01:26:26

010 Cops And Writers Takes You Back Into The Courtroom With Criminal Defense Attorney Jennifer Severino

4/4/2021
You have the right to get your facts straight to know what happens after you have been arrested and need a lawyer. Our guest today, Jennifer Severino has spent ten years as a Criminal Defense Attorney and will give us her perspective of the criminal justice system. Jennifer shares stories from the courtroom and reveals what kind of relationships defense attorneys have with prosecutors, the answer may surprise you. Jennifer and I discuss different cases, most notably Serial Killer Jeffrey...

Duration:01:21:42

007 Scott Moon Shares How He Balances His Job As A Police Lieutenant With A Successful Author Business

3/14/2021
In today's episode, Scott Moon shares with us how he balances his job as a police lieutenant with a successful author career. Scott shares his journey as a young man traveling to Los Angeles to be in a metal band playing guitar. How years later he wound up being a police officer and now attained the rank of lieutenant, and his continuing success running his author business. You don't want to miss this story! Visit Scott at his website! Check out the Keystroke Medium website and their...

Duration:01:13:52

Begorrah! It's A Special Bonus St. Patrick's Day Episode With Irish Police Officer (Garda) Marie O'Halloran

2/21/2021
In this special St. Parick's Day bonus episode, Marie O'Hlloran shares her experiences as a 22 year veteran of the Irish Polic Force, An Garda Síochána. Marie and I chat about everything from her training at Garda College, experiences on the job, and a treasure trove of other information about the Irish Police Force. She also reveals her struggles with the aftermath of a near-fatal squad accident she was severely injured in, and how she uses writing as a coping mechanism. Not only is...

Duration:01:27:07

009 Oorah! Craig Martelle Helps Us Write Accurate Military Characters And Reveals His Secrets To A Successful Author Career.

2/17/2021
Today's special guest is none other than Craig Martelle! Craig explains his journey from being an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps for twenty years, becoming an attorney, working as a business consultant, and eventually becoming a full-time author. Craig dispels myths and misconceptions regarding military characters, especially the way Marines are portrayed in books, movies, and television. Craig also gives us a look at his methods and systems he uses that enabled...

Duration:01:15:30

008 Coroner Darren Dake Takes Us Into The World Of Death Investigations

2/14/2021
Today our special guest is Coroner Darren Dake. We discuss his 30-year career in law enforcement including 20 years being a death investigator, and most recently his election to the position of coroner. Darren takes us into death investigations in detail. We discuss cases involving infants to senior citizens. Because of this, some may find this episode unsettling and disturbing, this is definitely an episode that is not suitable for children. Darren also explains how he and his...

Duration:01:16:22

003 Cops And Writers Ride Along With Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Forest Macek

2/14/2021
Do you write stories involving the Royal Canadian Mounted Police? Or are you just curious about this historic police organization or police work in Canada? If you answered yes, this is the episode for you! In today's episode, we're going north to Canada to learn about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police force. (Retired) Sergeant Patrick O'Donnell interviews Constable Forest Macek of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Constable Macek discusses the selection process, training, and careers...

Duration:01:03:59

006 Josh Hayes Of Keystroke Medium Takes Us On His Journey From Police Officer To Full-Time Author

2/5/2021
In today's show, Josh Hayes of Keystroke Medium takes us on his Journey from police officer to full-time author. Josh takes us down his path from growing up as a military brat, joining the United States Air Force, becoming a police officer where he worked as a patrol officer, bicycle officer, community policing officer, and being a member of the bomb squad, to eventually retiring early to become a full-time author. Josh walks us through a typical day as an author and his experiences with...

Duration:01:10:27

005 Order In The Court! Cops And Writers Takes You Into The Courtroom With Assistant District Attorney Sharon Riek

2/2/2021
Today we are going to take you into the courtroom with our special guest former Assistant District Attorney Sharon Riek of the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. Have you ever wondered what happens next after a person is arrested and processed by the police? Who ultimately decides on what criminal charge a person will face and will try this case in a court of law? Look no further! ADA Riek will reveal the inner workings of the criminal justice system for you. In this episode, ADA...

Duration:01:06:09

004 CSI, Analyzing DNA, And More Police Science Fun With Forensic DNA Analyst Melissa Kreikemeier

1/25/2021
Today we are going to the crime lab with our special guest Forensic DNA Analyst Melissa Kreikemeier. If you write stories that involve forensic science and want to get your facts straight regarding this often-misunderstood field of police science, this episode is for you. Melissa will also take us on her journey into how she got into this fascinating field of forensic science. Melissa explains the misconceptions and misrepresentations of this science common on television shows, books, and...

Duration:01:06:41

002 Uncovering The Role Of Detective In Law Enforcement With Detective Adam Richardson Of The Writers Detective Bureau

1/7/2021
In today's episode, Patrick O'Donnell interviews veteran Police Detective Adam Richardson of the "Writers Detective Bureau" Facebook group and podcast. (Retired) Sergeant Patrick O'Donnell and Det. Richardson discusses how a police officer becomes a detective and what special training and testing are required to become a detective. Richardson also reveals what a typical day looks like for a detective. Richardson will share his journey from a rookie cop to a veteran detective and his...

Duration:01:07:29

001 Welcome To The Cops And Writers Podcast

1/7/2021
Episode one of the Cops and Writers podcast. Your host Patrick O'Donnell welcomes all of you who want to write more compelling and accurate crime stories. In this short introductory episode, O'Donnell explains that most of his shows will be interviews with members of state, federal, and local law enforcement. He will ask the questions that you want answers to about the often misunderstood and misrepresented world of police work. He will also interview authors and screenwriters and find out...

Duration:00:05:00