How Being a Law Enforcement Officer Influences my Writing Career
Bring Law Enforcement Officer Sarah Cortez to your Department, Citizens Police Academy - any public safely organization - to inspire, energize and reward officers, staff, and members.
Award-winning writer, Deputy Cortez has served twenty-one years in active and reserve functions in patrol, investigations, training, undercover, and bailiff in Harris County, Texas.
When she writes about policing, she speaks from the heart and the mind of one who knows that her best friends are her gun and ballistic vest. She speaks directly to young officers learning the ropes and the “old heads” who have seen it all.
Sarah’s message about why she chose a career in Law Enforcement after a successful corporate career will inspire your officers and supervisors. Her two books of Law Enforcement poetry, Cold Blue Steel (Texas Review Press, 2014 and How to Undress a Cop (Arte Público Press, 2000), breathe life into the mundane daily grind and capture the intensity of crisis. Please see the second page of this announcement for comments about her talks and reviews of her poetry books.
To arrange for an appearance, please call Ann Boland, 520-247-0070.