I have found the crime fiction community to be a really terrific group of folks. You will find a lot of encouragement and support from other authors and publishing professionals. I also add my gratitude to that of Cher for your previous years of service as a police officer and wish you all the best with your future writing and other endeavors!
Welcome to Crimespace and thank you fo being a police officer. I'm Cher, assistant editor of the new crime fiction podcast at www.crimecitycentral.com , looking for new writers and stories. As a free podcast, we can't pay for stories, but we give great press. We also have extraordinary narrators who will make magic from your story. If you have a published (self-pub, ePub, local paper, indie pub, or regular) story you'd like to hear on our show, please get in touch. Our very general guideline is 3000 - 10,000 words (but we've accepted as short as 1000 and as long as 15,000), crime fiction (who's to say what's really fiction). I look forward to hearing from you.