Writers’ Police Academy Registration IS Officially Open…and almost full!

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Registration for the 2012 Writers’ Police Academy is officially open!

The Writers’ Police Academy offers the most hands-on, interactive and educational experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics.

This event is the real deal. You’ll train in a real police academy in workshops taught by actual police academy instructors and experts.

The WPA is a one of a kind event, not offered anywhere else in the country…in the entire world, actually!

We offer the best police, fire, and EMS instructors in the business.

Top experts in their fields (criminal psychology, cold cases, computer forensics, police snipers, etc.) come from all over the country to help writers “get it right.”

Experts from the elite Sirchie Fingerprint Laboratories present “law enforcement only” sessions.

Learn how the pros investigate criminal cases. Fingerprinting, handcuffing, impression evidence, cold cases, undercover work, defensive tactics, arson investigations, K-9’s, bomb squads, dive teams, helicopters, motorcycles, firearms, federal agents, role play, emergency medicine, death investigation, and much, much more. Far too much to see and do in one weekend!

You’ll use real police, fire and EMS equipment.

We have a real, working fire station on site (with real, working firefighters!)

Experience the feel and smells associated with crime scene investigations.

And, where else can you go to play cops and robbers with Lee Child? Yes, Lee Child is the 2012 WPA keynote speaker!

See you in September!


*Space is limited to the first 150 people to sign up, and we have almost reached that point.

*FATS (firearms training simulator) and Driving Simulator slots are limited to the first 60 people to sign up. Very few slots remain for either of those exciting sessions.

From last year:

3 replies
  1. Lee Lofland
    Lee Lofland says:

    Hi Joe. Looking forward to seeing you there. You’ll really enjoy this event. There’s truly nothing like it.

    Yes, we have decided on the hotel but the information is not in their system yet, therefore, I’m not posting details yet. I don’t want anyone to reserve a room and not get our discount rate. Besides, I reserved the entire block, which means I’m responsible for paying for them if they’re not rented! 🙂

    Everything should be in place Monday morning.

    Brenda, you should come this year. Suppose we don’t do it again?

  2. Brenda
    Brenda says:

    I can’t go this year but I am greatly looking forward to going someday! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Joseph Terrell
    Joseph Terrell says:

    Lee, really looking forward to the experience. As a reporter, I did some police ride-alongs, and other neat stuff, but it’s been years. So, old dog, new tricks…are necessary.
    Hotel space settled on yet?

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