Crime and mystery writers are gathering in the Fox Cities this week to learn firsthand the techniques used by police in making arrests and other law enforcement nuances.
Almost 300 writers with varying levels of experience will attend the Writers’ Police Academy at Fox Valley Technical College’s Public Safety Training Center. The four-day conference begins Thursday, with the goal of teaching participants how to write novels with accurate crime-fighting details.
Post-Crescent Media reported that the writers will learn fingerprinting, handcuffing and arrest techniques. They also will witness the handling of an unruly airline passenger, a controlled police chase simulation and a mock crime scene.
This is the conference’s seventh year, but its first in the Fox Cities.
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