Expert Law Enforcement Advice
Our police career interviews provide helpful advice and insights from successful law enforcement professionals from across the country. Learn about their career paths and their best advice for individuals entering the profession.
See our resource, Advice for Becoming a Police Officer to read responses from leaders in the law enforcement community that provide tips and advice for finding employment at a law enforcement agency.
Law Enforcement Interviews
Suzy Ivy is a police detective who started her career at the age of 45. She is also author of the blog Bad Luck Detective and three books.
Dr. Joel F. Shults is a retired police officer and author of three books including The Badge and the Brain and Is the Line Ready?
Joseph Giacalone is a retired detective from the New York Police Department and author of The Criminal Investigative Function.
Johnny Russell is a retired police officer with 30 years of service with the San Diego Police Department. He is also the author of the book First Blood.
John Paolucci is a retired police officer and forensics expert with the New York Police Department who provides crime scene training.
Paul Huebl, is a former Chicago Police Officer and author of the award winning blog, Crime, Guns, and Videotape. He currently works as a private investigator.
Tom Reiner is a member of the Dekalb Fraternal Order of Police in Georgia and has served for over two decades as a police officer.
Thomas Gerace is a police lieutenant and graduate of the FBI National Academy. He has also served in the military and worked as a SWAT operator.
Kristen Ziman is a Commander with the Aurora Police Department in Illinois and co-founder of the Blue Courage police training course.
Additional Police Career Interviews
- Interview with Motorcop, Police Officer in California
- Interview with Bruce Frazier, Public Relations Specialist at the Dalton Police Department
Top Police Blogs by the Numbers
The following blogs by law enforcement professionals offer an inside glimpse into the world of a police officer. Students and police recruits can learn a lot about the daily tasks and challenges of law enforcement by reading the commentary from these authors. The order of appearance is based on third party popularity metrics, number of links, and the age of the blog.
|Number||Blog||Page Authority||Linking Sites||MozRank||Page Rank||Age|
|1||The Law Dog Files||59||115||5.40||4||8|
|2||Cop in the Hood||47||55||5.34||5||6|
|4||The Director’s Desk||52||35||4.99||3||7|
|5||Houston Police Department Recruiting||38||19||4.83||4||7|
|7||Did You Know That?||49||9||5.74||5||3|
|9||Which End Bites||44||11||4.67||3||7|
|10||Rain Dog Blue||48||16||4.65||3||6|
|12||Riding in the Squad With Christ||33||6||4.03||3||6|
|13||The Enforcers Notebook||35||8||3.53||2||7|
|14||A Cop’s Watch||37||5||3.64||3||4|
|15||Commander Kristen Ziman||34||15||4.16||1||6|
|16||The Modern Knight||35||7||4.5||2||4|
|17||Bright Blue Line||37||19||4.35||3||1|
|18||Walking the Social Media Beat||35||15||4.41||2||2|
These blogs are ordered based on third party popularity metrics including Page Authority, Number of Linking Sites (via OpenSiteExplorer.org), MozRank, PageRank, and the number of years the blog has been active.