Monday, January 22, 2007

Crime author and former detective Lee Lofland sends advance praise

Lee Lofland, a leading crime and mystery writer and author of The Book of Police Procedure and Investigation as well as a former detective himself, volunteered these kind comments on behalf of Daniel P. Smith's upcoming release, On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department:

"Turn off 'CSI' and see what police work is really about. Daniel Smith has successfully opened the door to the private entrance of the Chicago Police Department. On the Job is an emotional and heartfelt journey inside one of America’s oldest and most respected police departments. This story is one that only a member of the family could tell."

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Former Chicago Alderman Dick Simpson offers advance praise for On the Job

Dick Simpson, a former Chicago Alderman and now head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, had this early praise for On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department.

"On the Job tells the real story of Chicago Police. Chicago is like a small town in which Smith, because of his own background and credentials, was able to get cops to share their stories, which are too little told. Here is an honest dialogue which those of us who care about this city and others are privileged to read. On the Job fills an important gap in our oral history as a city and as a people."