Chief Phil Doherty Shares Police Stories that are Tragic, Funny, Silly, Chaotic, Degrading, Heroic, Dramatic and Just Plain Interesting

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New Book Presents a Chronology of Miami’s Law Enforcement Events During the 20th Century

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"The Miami Police WORKSHEET" is a compilation of historical facts and incidents that helped shape Law Enforcement in Miami, the "MAGIC CITY".

Starting in 1905, with the Early Years of a newly formed five man Department, Chief Phil Doherty chronicles many of the more interesting and sensational crimes and characters that have become part of Miami's sometimes stormy, yet proud Law Enforcement legacy.

Throughout the book, Chief Doherty recounts many stories and incidents that were relayed to him by the actual Miami officers involved, some identified by name, and others who chose to remain anonymous due to the content of their story. The stories, all true, are either sad, funny, heroic, or silly, but are all surely interesting to readers who enjoy cop stories.

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Phil Doherty, a New England native, joined the Miami Police Department in 1960 at age twenty-one after completing a four-year stint in the air force. He rose through the ranks, attaining the rank of Assistant Chief in 1978. During his years at Miami Police Department, Doherty was fortunate to work in a variety of assignments. Task Force officer and supervisor, Accident Investigation Specialist, Anti-corruption Vice Squad, Patrol Shift Captain, Robbery tactical CO, Inspections CO, Strategic Information CO, and Commander of the Patrol Section, just to name a few. His last assignment was as assistant chief, where he headed up both the Operations and Administrative Divisions of the Miami Police Department. Upon retiring from The Miami Police Department, Doherty used his wealth of law enforcement experience and knowledge to transition into the world of Private Investigations. Once in this field, he quickly became a P.I. legend. His uncanny ability to ferret out information is the nexus for his book, The Miami Police Worksheet.

The Miami Police Worksheet * by Phil Doherty
Publication Date: October 9, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 312 pages; 978-1-4797-2277-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 312 pages; 978-1-4797-2278-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-2279-2

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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