Donna Brown

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Donna Brown began her twenty- six-year career in law enforcement when women were still relatively new to the profession. Like most new police officers, Donna began her career working the streets answering calls for service. She then started training new recruits and turned that passion into teaching department wide, at the academy, and to community groups.
When she was promoted to sergeant, she remained on the streets and continued training new recruits. Career progression moved Donna to the Criminal Investigation Division where she spent fifteen years, ten years supervising the Homicide Unit.
Donna received the Tallahassee Police Department’s award for bravery and the inaugural Commander and Chief’s Award for Excellence, which at that time
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Donna Brown I don't believe that I have ever encountered "writer's block". What I have learned about myself over the years is that my writing is at its best when…moreI don't believe that I have ever encountered "writer's block". What I have learned about myself over the years is that my writing is at its best when I am truly passionate about my topic. Writing to just write is my struggle!(less)
Donna Brown When I first thought about writing this book I began talking to others who were already established, published authors. I explained the premise of my…moreWhen I first thought about writing this book I began talking to others who were already established, published authors. I explained the premise of my book and why I wanted to write it but also posed many questions. They patiently answered these questions but the advice I received was consistent with each of them..........just write! They all assured me that everything else would eventually fall into place and they were right. So I'll pass this on to other aspiring writer's. Find people that are published and are willing to spend some time with you, get answers to your questions but know that you will have more and that's okay. The learning process was part of the adventure. Most importantly, I agree with each of my mentors......just write!(less)
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Who Should Read These Books? Behind and Beyond the Badge Volumes 1 and 2

I’m frequently asked this question. These books are about people who have done or are doing the job, often in the midst of much criticism. They tell you about the best and worst part of their job, career defining moments, the effects their jobs have on them and yes, on their families too. Some talk about PTSD. They’re law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMT’s/Paramedics, dispatchers, forens... Read more of this blog post »
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“What most people see is a badge, behind and beyond the badge is what they need to know...the person.”
Donna Brown, Behind and Beyond the Badge: Stories from the Village of First Responders with Cops, Firefighters, Dispatchers, Forensics, and Victim Advocates

“What most people see is a badge, behind and beyond the badge is what they need to know...the person.”
Donna Brown, Behind and Beyond the Badge: Stories from the Village of First Responders with Cops, Firefighters, Dispatchers, Forensics, and Victim Advocates

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