This Pittsburgh officer became a cop to write a book — and never stopped

Posted on 4/22/2019 11:47:47 AM

“After (David Shifren's) MFA studies wrapped at Pitt in 1992, he spent the next few years writing — both for the mystery series and for his run of westerns. Near the end of that decade, he pitched the police academy book idea and decided to research it by enrolling in a months-long police academy program hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He graduated the program, but instead of taking his lived experience and going home — or back to the typewriter — he took a job as a patrol officer in Baldwin Borough. ”

—“This Pittsburgh officer became a cop to write a book — and never stopped ,”
The Incline (Pittsburgh), April 18, 2019