COPS AND WRITERS
Technical consultant for crime and police procedure authors and screenwriters.
Welcome to my website. I'm a professional author and a police sergeant in one of the largest cities in the United States. I believe I have a unique insight to help you write more authentic and accurate crime stories. Below is the first book in the Cops and Writers series.
COPS AND WRITERS
FROM THE ACADEMY TO THE STREET
May 17, 2019
Cops and Writers is your all-in-one reference guide for giving your novel or screenplay much-needed street cred. If you like candid stories told with cop humor, technical details, and peering into the minds of those who serve and protect, then you’ll love Sergeant Patrick O’Donnell’s must-have handbook for crime fiction writers.
A BIT ABOUT ME
Looking to add an authentic edge to your crime fiction? Ride along with me, a real-life sergeant to give your story the accuracy your readers crave.
My name is Patrick O’Donnell, and I’ve been with a large metropolitan police department for the last twenty-four years, seventeen of those as a street sergeant. That means I’ve been a supervisor on the street for the bulk of my career. The city I work in has a population of about 600,000 people who are policed by about 1,800 sworn members, give or take a few hundred.
I’m also an author of fiction and non-fiction books. I do understand the unique author point of view and can see through your writer's eyes.
Ride along with me, Sergeant O'Donnell for the law enforcement details that will give your story street cred.
I offer a full consultation of your crime story manuscript.
This includes a full read-through of your manuscript for police procedure accuracy. I will give you suggestions on how to correct anything that may not be accurate and offer alternatives to your story.
This service includes a one-on-one video consultation.