About the author (Jay)

Jay Padar is a married father of two. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Lewis University.

He joined the Chicago Police Department in 1998 and has worked as a patrol officer, tactical officer, and currently holds the rank of sergeant. Jay is also a member of the Public Safety Writer’s Association.

About the author (Jim)

Jim Padar is a married father of four and a grandfather of six. He holds a degree in Electronic Design and Technology from what is now DeVry University and a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He is also a graduate of the 139th Session of the FBI National Academy.

He joined the Chicago Police Department in 1966 where he worked as a patrol officer, tactical officer, homicide detective, sergeant, and lieutenant. In 1995, he accepted a position as Operations Manager for the City of Chicago’s 911 system. He retired in the year 2000. In retirement, he spends his time writing and participating in Live Lit events in the Chicago Area.

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