Especially NYPD officers who might be interested in talking to a writer what needs to ask them lots of questions. In particular I need to talk to missing persons and homicide police.
My fingers are crossed.
Update: Thanks, everyone. Since most of my tips are coming via email, I’m turning comments off. If you have helpful info my contact info is here.
Don’t know any, but lots of police departments have public outreach departments. They’ll often hook up writers and detectives, set up ride-alongs, and such. Worth a shot, anyway.
(Maybe I shouldn’t say “shot” when talking about cops…)
I hope this is work related.
What El said — I’d definitely call their PR rep and ask. Most likely, they have a policy where anyone you found is supposed to run it by that person before they talk to someone for research purposes anyway.
My brother-in-law is a beat cop in NYC, not in missing persons or homicides, but he might be useful…
does it have to be NYPD? because i bet if you asked really nicely, meg cabot would lend you Officer Friendly for a while.
(have capped NYPD and Officer Friendly for respect and stuffs, but after this post, i am back to no big letters again!)