75 episodes

The Writer's Detective Bureau is a podcast hosted by veteran Police Detective Adam Richardson. Adam answers questions about criminal investigation and police work posed by crime-fiction authors and screenwriters writing crime-related stories. To submit a question, visit https://www.writersdetective.com/podcast

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    • True Crime

The Writer's Detective Bureau is a podcast hosted by veteran Police Detective Adam Richardson. Adam answers questions about criminal investigation and police work posed by crime-fiction authors and screenwriters writing crime-related stories. To submit a question, visit https://www.writersdetective.com/podcast

    Sanctuary, Off-Sites, and the Day After

    Sanctuary, Off-Sites, and the Day After

    Adam answers your questions about suspects seeking sanctuary in a church, off-site offices, and what a homicide scene looks like the day after the police leave. Transcript: writersdetective.com/75

    • 15 min
    FlowersAndForensics, Seeing the Judge, and Knock & Notice

    FlowersAndForensics, Seeing the Judge, and Knock & Notice

    Adam gives you a tip on a great new forensic science resource and answers questions about getting a warrant signed by a judge and the realities of knock and notice. Transcript available at writersdetective.com/74

    • 13 min
    Items in Evidence, Assessing Urgency, and Police Radio Encryption

    Items in Evidence, Assessing Urgency, and Police Radio Encryption

    Adam talks about whether a search warrant is needed to seize evidence from another police agency’s evidence room, assessing urgency, and the realities of police radios being encrypted. Transcript and links to donate for Australia’s wildfires at writersdetective.com/73

    • 15 min
    One Free Phone Call from Jail, Video Evidence, and Inmate Release Notifications

    One Free Phone Call from Jail, Video Evidence, and Inmate Release Notifications

    Adam answers your questions about: your one free phone call from jail, obtaining video evidence, and notifying victims of an offender’s release from custody. Transcript available at writersdetective.com/72

    • 15 min
    Transgender Protagonists, Inside Man, and Romance Undercover

    Transgender Protagonists, Inside Man, and Romance Undercover

    Adam answers your questions about: how human resources at a police department would handle confidentiality of a transgender employee, poking plot holes through the movie Inside Man, and handling romance while undercover. Transcript available: writersdetective.com/71

    • 19 min
    Boot, Deconfliction, and Pending Further Leads

    Boot, Deconfliction, and Pending Further Leads

    Adam talks about being on field training as a trainee police officer, how inter-agency deconfliction works for narcotics investigations, and what paperwork duties in the detective bureau might really look like. Transcript: writersdetective.com/7

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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Great resource for people interested in police work and the ins and outs

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