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Writing an NYPD Police Procedural Novel

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The December 21, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation retired NYPD Detective Joe DeCicco, the author of Dirty Baggs.

Program Date:  December 21, 2013

Program Time: 1500 hours, PACIFIC

Topic: Writing an NYPD Police Procedural Novel

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Joe DeCicco is a retired New York City Detective who originally attended college to practice Electrical Engineering. After working a lighting designer for several years, life circumstances decreed that he join the New York City Police Department in 1973, spending more then half his service in plainclothes, including over four years as an Organized Crime Control Bureau narcotics investigator, then year with Brooklyn Central Robbery and more than three years with the Brooklyn South Detective Division assigned to the 62nd Squad in Bensonhurst. After spending twenty years on the streets of New York, Joe happily retired in on July 4th 1993, truly celebrating his own Independence Day, with over twenty awards and decorations.

Joe explains that his writings come from an inner need to share his experiences with others while fulfilling the public’s ongoing interest with police work. In his novels, the series main character, Michael Romano, is a dedicated police officer who sometimes, while performing his duties, inadvertently becomes involved with people who have no business being on any police force. The author feels that while still entertaining, his writings show all facets of the sometimes complex personalities of those who choose to be the daily guardians of our society. Joe DeCicco is the author of Worms in the Apple, Angel With A Gun and Dirty Baggs.

According to the book description of Dirty Baggs, “The author's third novel about the career of a New York City Police Officer takes place in Staten Island New York, an almost country borough within the city. The story opens with Romano witnessing a homicide on his way to work. Michael Romano had everything he ever wanted, a job that he loved, a wife and two children and a home of his own. One fateful night he arrived home early and his world changed. Follow along as he balances his work and personal problems yet still manages to catch a bad guy or two, even a serial killer.

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