8/31/2018 0 Comments
This week on the Writer's Detective Bureau. Searches from the air, the difference between warrants and subpoenas, and cops working with private eyes. I'm Adam Richardson, and this is the Writer's Detective Bureau.
Welcome to Episode Number Six of the Writer's Detective Bureau, the podcast dedicated to helping authors and screenwriters write professional quality crime-related fiction.
My friend, Danny R. Smith, is a retired Los Angeles Sheriff's Department homicide detective that just released his second novel. It's called Door to a Dark Room*, which is available now on Amazon* or at his website, dickiefloydnovels.com. Door to a Dark Room* is the second book in the Dickie Floyd Detective Novel series. So you'll also want to check out the first novel, A Good Bunch of Men*, which you can get as an ebook right now for 99¢ on Amazon.
This week's first question comes from Chris Niles at nileswriter.com.
Chris asks "How does law enforcement go about setting up aerial searches and what would they likely be able to see from the air? How different are rescue operations versus recovery searches, and what variables would make it easier or harder for them to search or find their objectives?" Before I answer this I want to mention that Chris Niles had a pretty big role to play in my deciding to start a podcast. She's part of Sterling & Stone, the folks behind what was the Self-Publishing Podcast and what is now The Story Shop Podcast. My very first podcast experience was talking to Sean Platt, Johnny Truant, and David Wright on the Self-Publishing Podcast a few years ago and I had an absolute blast, but it was all because Chris made that happen. So you guys have her to blame -or excuse me, you have her to thank for me getting into this podcasting thing. So, thanks again Chris for your support.
Now she also knows (which you may know if you followed my writing work prior to my starting this podcast) that back in 2017, I guess it was 2016 or 2017, I transitioned from my 17 year career of being a detective in my 20 plus years of law enforcement to becoming a flying pig. So by that I mean I fly now in police helicopters doing exactly what Chris is asking about. So this is kind of in my wheel house. And this week I'm actually on the road recording this in my hotel room in downtown Portland, Oregon because I've been attending a FLIR operator workshop. Now FLIR is the technology known as forward looking infrared but it's also the name of the company that makes forward looking infrared...
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