"Deputy in Disguise" available at http://www.rickminerd.com/, also at www.amazon.com/books and www.barnesandnoble.com/books documents my travels from growing up on the Southside of Columbus and how I believe that led me into the colorful world of broadcasting, and how that landed me on the right side of the law,
first as a Franklin County Deputy Sheriff, and then as a city patrolman in a politically rough town.
Those experiences ultimately led to my appointment as Chief of Police where I had command of some pretty unsavory and sometimes incompetent police officers. A few who could have been poster children for a movie about bad cops. Still, it was a department that employed many police officers who were doing the job for the right reasons. "Deputy in Disguise" shows the contrasts between good cops and not so good cops, but is also a continuing story that begins in the 1960s and concludes half-way through the first decade of the twenty-first century.
Stories of rape, murder, kidnapping, horrific crashes and crooked politicians follow stories of my travels through Columbus' top radio stations. First as a DJ and later as a talk-show host.
Put together, it is my memoirs, and answers a question I have been asked for years, "How does one go from radio DJ to Chief of Police?" In short, the book is my resume.