"1 Adam 12, 1 Adam 12, unknown trouble, 714 Dragnet Drive. Meet the PR (person reporting) in front of the location."

Hi, I'm Kathy Bennett, and welcome to my website.



I worked for the LAPD for 29 years. Eight of those years were as civilian employee. The other 21 years were as a sworn police officer.

I take my second career as a mystery/suspense writer seriously. I work hard to bring you thrilling, entertaining, and suspenseful crime novels. I draw on my experiences from working the streets, and life itself, to bring you authentic crime while telling arresting stories.

While you're here, take time to look around…

Oh, and the reference to Adam 12 and Dragnet at the top of the page? That's a 'tip of my hat' to the two television shows that inspired me to become a cop. On Dragnet, 714 was the number on Sergeant Joe Friday's badge






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 Monthly Crime Tip 

Did you know that more children are hit by cars near schools than any other location?


Here are a few tips to help keep our young people safe:

Don’t double park – it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles

Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school

In a school zone, when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians

When a school bus has yellow or red lights flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic MUST stop






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