"Michael Streed is as passionate about being an artist as he is about being a cop. It's that passion that fuels his ground-breaking work."
--JuJu Chang, correspondent ABC News"As insightful as it is fascinating. ... A must-read for True Crime fans."
--Gary C. King, author of BLOOD LUST and DRIVEN TO KILL
When his phone rings, police artist and interview specialist Sergeant (Ret.) Michael W. Streed, The SketchCop, it’s because police need his help solving their most difficult and heinous cases. During his 35-year law enforcement career, Streed has provided signature images for some of America’s most notorious murders, rapes and kidnappings. His sketches decorate walls inside detective squad rooms from Los Angeles to Baltimore, a stark reminder of the evil that lurks among us.
In SketchCop: Drawing A Line Against Crime,
Streed takes readers on a thrilling ride across a landscape littered with crime scenes and violent criminals, including anecdotes from historical cases, such as the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He'll share the compelling true crime stories from his portfolio, detailing how he used his specialized skills as The SketchCop to turn memories of monster into justice. His descriptions of the psychological impression this important investigative tool leaves on victims helps to round out the book in a way that guarantees after reading SketchCop, you’ll never look at another face the same way again!
"Mike Streed is a cop - and one of California's most vital artists...a standout in his field!"- Orange Coast Magazine, Orange County, CA "SketchCop puts the entire investigation of my daughter's murder in a context rarely available to the public. Sarah, her friend, will be forever remembered for her unbelievable courage. The two of you clearly made a wonderful team as you worked together to make sure the man who killed Samantha could never hurt another child."- Erin Runnion, Samantha's mother and Founder - The 'Joyful Child Foundation' "SketchCop is a timely, compelling commentary on the power and importance of forensic art. Mike Streed's work has been key to identifying many offenders. He has also been a great ally of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and this book brings the complex, difficult cases he has worked to life."-Ernie Allen, Former President - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children "As insightful a read as it is fascinating, written by an expert who is in the know. A must-read for true crime fans and those interested in the fascinating world of real police work." - Gary C. King, author of Blood Lust and Driven to Kill