"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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July Monthly Crime Tip 

Hey, it's summer and time to travel. But…are you posting about your vacation on social media? Are you telling potential burglars that you're not at home — for a few days or weeks? Don't do that, or you may find you have more to dread (a loss of your valuables) than just going back to work.






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