There are three kinds of cops–the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, but so often Hollywood manages to get it wrong. And yet our goal as writers is to build authentic cop characters, ones that leap from the page. Do you think a big, fearsome-looking cop can’t be nuanced? S/he can be. Do cops really read people their rights? And what’s all this stuff about how you can’t use silencers on handguns? Veteran cops-turned-authors provide insight into how cops really think, act and play—and how you can develop cops that aren’t just lumps of clay.