Jim Malloy is a retired police captain of twenty-eight years. Born and raised in St Louis, Missouri, he followed his grandfather and uncle by joining the San Diego police department. He started out walking a beat in the days where call boxes on the corner were the only communication with headquarters. After a year, he worked a one-man patrol car on the night shift for eight years. He transferred to traffic and specialized in investigation of fatal accidents and became an expert court witness. After promotion to sergeant, he transferred to the motorcycle division for four years before being promoted to lieutenant and then captain two years later. As a police captain, he commanded the central and southeast divisions, SWAT, patrol administration, personnel, and communications. After retirement, he obtained his private investigator’s license and currently owns his own firm in San Diego.