On September 30, 2010, Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole features a conversation with Lieutenant Art Adkins, Gainesville Police Department, about his new book Power Grid.
Program Date: September 30, 2010
Program Time: 1600 hours, PACIFIC
Topic: Power Grid
About the Guest
Lieutenant Art Adkins is a 29 year veteran of law enforcement. He began his law enforcement career on the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and then joined the Los Angeles Police Department. During his 12 years with the Los Angeles Police Department he attained the rank of sergeant. Lieutenant Art Adkins returned to Florida to finish his law enforcement career with the Gainesville Police Department. He has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, detectives, administration, vice, bunco-forgery. Moreover, as a sergeant he has supervised both investigative and administrative police units. Lieutenant Art Adkins is the author of The Oasis Project and his newest book Power Grid.
According to the description of Power Grid, “Slade Lockwood, retired LAPD Deputy Chief and hero of The Oasis Project, returns in Power Grid to grant the cryptic wishes of a dying man. Trying to discover a secret power source which may have constructed architectural wonders of antiquity and destroyed Atlantis 11,000 years before, Slade finds that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Cast into an arena of international intrigue, he races against time and around the world to unravel the mystery of Power Grid and to keep it out of the hands of corrupt government officials and nations intent on turning an ancient technology into a modern weapon of war. As the clues to Power Grid are revealed, will Slade succeed in his mission to make the secrets of the past remain in the past? The future of the Earth may well depend on it.”
About the Watering Hole
The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life. Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.
About the Host
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.
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Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA