Writers’ Police Academy

The 2015 Writers’ Police Academy schedule has been posted. This is the most exciting event we’ve ever offered, by far. We even have a full-size Boeing 727 jet onsite where you’ll learn to handle unruly and dangerous passengers. There’s time on indoor firing ranges (pistol and rifle), a forensic lab, investigating bloodstain patterns, riding in patrol cars as they skid out of control, performing the PIT maneuver on a suspect vehicle as it flees from your patrol vehicle, door breaches and searching buildings for armed bad guys (yes, there’ll be actual door-breaching and shooting involved this year), lots of fire, sirens, smoke, interacting with police academy recruits and firefighters, and much, much more. And, as always, there’s lots of heart-thumping action, including a few surprises. OMG, this one’s over the top!

Registration opens February 14, 2015

Event Registration – $375

Registration fee includes lunch at the police academy on Friday and Saturday, including a Wisconsin tailgate party as one of the meals, transportation to and from the academy and hotel, and the Friday night reception.

Sisters in Crime is offering a discount for members. Details are listed on the WPA “Schedule” page. If you are not a member you should join now to receive the generous discount!

* We again anticipate an overwhelming response once registration is open. Space, even though there’s more of it this year, is limited. Therefore, all slots are first-come/first served. You will not want to miss this one of a kind, exciting weekend. Registration begins at 11 a.m. on February 14, 2015. Remember — the event sold out in 6 hours last year so be ready to sign up the moment registration opens.

Click through for a photo of the event site — they’re at a public safety training center with great facilities.


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Angela Benedetti lives in Seattle with her husband and a few thousand books. She loves romance for the happy endings, for the affirmation that everyone who's willing to fight for love deserves to get it and be happy with someone. She's best known for her Sentinel series of novels, the most recent of which is Captive Magic.