Joseph Wambaugh

The IACSP Q&A with former LAPD Detective Sergeant and Best-Selling Author Joseph Wambaugh

Interview by Paul Davis

Wambaugh, 84, is a 14-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and a popular
police novelist and true crime author. He is the author of classic crime novels
such as “The New Centurions,” The Choir Boys,” and “Hollywood Station.” He is
also the author of true crime books such as “The Onion Field,” Echoes in the
Darkness” and “The Blooding.”

books are known for their stark realism, blunt
language and abundant humor. Many critics and reviewers...