About Adam Plantinga
Police Sergeant & Author
I've been in law enforcement for twenty-two years, seven with the Milwaukee PD and fifteen with the San Francisco PD. I am the author of two nonfiction books about urban law enforcement. My debut novel The Ascent will be available January 2, 2024.
400 Things Cops Know
400 Things Cops Know is a collection of facts, anecdotes, and reflections from police work. I've had excellent teachers on the job and I paid attention when they said and did smart things. Figured out a few things myself too, mostly the hard way.
400 Things Cops Know was nominated for an Agatha Award and won the 2015 Silver Falchion award for best nonfiction crime reference.
A sort-of sequel to 400 Things Cops Know, but with a short essay format and an emphasis on specialty units such as Homicide, CSI, and SWAT.
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