Episode No. 4 Promotion and Advancement
Date: January 9, 2008
Notes: Lieutenant Paul Patti is retired lieutenant from
the Lake Worth Police Department in Florida. He is a published author of fiction and non-fiction books, magazine articles
and special features, and has 20+ years of experience in résumé writing, employment interviewing and job counseling.
Lieutenant Patti is an expert in many aspects of the law enforcement promotion process; including in-basket exercise and written
Lieutenant Paul Patti (ret.) has over 27 years of law enforcement experience in
southeast Florida. His policing experience includes over sixteen years as a department commander; four years in charge of
hiring and interviewing; and, more than seventeen years as a permanent member of the department's Oral Interview Panel where
he was the "Hardass" member that interviewed OVER 500 applicants for law enforcement positions. Lieutenant
Paul Patti’s training and education includes a BA in Criminal Justice and he is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute
and many other certifications, and thousands of hours of law enforcement training.
Additionally, Lieutenant Paul Patti’s police experience also includes Personnel
Commander, Police Firearms and Academy Instructor, Training Supervisor, Patrol Commander, SWAT Commander, Criminal Investigations
Commander, Acting Chief of Police, Acting Deputy Chief of Police, and many other department assignments.
Lieutenant Paul Patti is a published
author of fiction and non-fiction books, magazine articles and special features, and has over 20 years of experience in résumé
writing, employment interviewing and job counseling. Lieutenant Paul Patti is the author of three books: Silhouettes: An
Andy and Gabrielle Amato Mystery; Death Mate; and Dead Time. According
to the books description of his latest book, Dead Time, “In this mystery-science thriller,
dead people are spilling government secrets, via their computer-stored consciousness! The government wants to shut everyone
up, permanently, but an FBI Agent and a beautiful scientist fight to keep the dead people talking.”