During more than 35 years in law enforcement I've been fortunate enough to be able to put a lot of police history onto the pages of books, magazines and on the internet.  Along the way, I’ve uncovered some amazing facts about our past and some of the colorful criminals and the brave men and women who have brought them to justice. 
It is my goal to share those stories with you! 

I authored my first book, "Images of America, San Diego Police" in 2005.  In 2007, "America's Finest, the History of San Diego City Law Enforcement" was released.  In 2012 , my partner Ed LaValle helped write, "San Diego Police Department, Case Files."  In 2018, San Diego Murder and Mayhem became my latest release.

I currently a featured columnist in "The Informant, the Official Publication of the San Diego Police Officers Association" and have been a contributing author to "Police Chief Magazine."

As of January of 2016, I'm a regular columnist in The Law Enforcement Quarterly.

As you browse my site, please be sure to visit the Crime Files library often. It's updated regularily.


I welcome your feedback and e-mails!
Greetings!  If true crime & history happens to be your thing then you've come to the right place.  My name's Steve Willard.
I live in paradise, San Diego California. 
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