Ron Corbin, PhD
Army Helicopter Pilot)
Member of the Public Safety Writers Association
Member of the Wednesday Warrior Writers
Author of "Beyond Recognition"
First Place Award Winner
Ron Corbin served two tours in Vietnam as an Army helicopter and instructor pilot. He received numerous unit and individual ribbons for combat action, to include being awarded the Air Medal 31 times; once with “V” device for valor. Honorably discharged in 1969, he joined LAPD as a policeman and pilot/instructor pilot for Air Support Division. Retiring after an on-duty helicopter accident, he finished his college and graduate education. He holds a Masters in Elementary Education and a PhD in Security Administration with an emphasis on terrorism threats to America’s nuclear resources.
Joining the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Metro) in 1993 as a crime prevention specialist, his specialty was Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). This subject matter expertise led to him being interviewed in “Reader’s Digest,” “Sunset Magazine,” “PetroMart Business,” and Las Vegas Life” magazines, and a contributing columnist to “Las Vegas Now” magazine.
Ron has won ten writing awards for the Public Safety Writer's Association, including a "1st Place" for this book. He is a contributing author of stories published in seven anthologies. He has been a guest lecturer on Royal Caribbean International cruise lines, addressing citizens’ personal safety issues.
Ron's passion is to promote personal safety. Many of his tips can be found on his website at http://www.rcorbinsecurityauthor.com/.
Five years later, a group of the club’s members published CopTales 2000,
an anthology that included the works of contest winners and submissions
by other members. Soon, the club began to attract not just police
officers but aspiring writers from a wide variety of public safety
affiliations, as well as civilians who wrote in a wide variety of
In 2007, to better reflect the composition of its
membership, the club changed its name to the Public Safety Writers
Association (PSWA), and is now a national organization providing its
membership with an annual writing conference, a writing competition and
multiple opportunities to collaborate, creating the stories all love to
tell. Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides: Stories by and about
America’s Public Safety Heroes is an anthology containing the works of
members of PSWA.
For more information about the Public Safety Writers Association, visit www.policewriter.com.
Close Encounters of the Cop Kind by Ron Corbin
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