Robert L. Bryan - Author






Thanks for visiting my website.  I have been been writing primarily law enforcement related books for the past few years.  I have spent over forty years working in law enforcement / security, retiring from the NYPD at the rank of Captain.  Most of the content in my books comes my experience with the United States Border Patrol, NYC Transit Police, and New York City Police Department.  I am currently the Chief Security Officer for the MTA NYC Transit Division of Revenue, and I am also an adjunct professor at a Long Island college.

Dark Knights 2


Police Officers are the modern day embodiment of medieval knights, going to work each day with a noble cause to protect and serve society. This quest is not limited to the cities and towns of this Nation. Providing the primary perimeter of law enforcement in America are the men and women of the United States Border Patrol. In an environment as physically and mentally challenging as the border region, sometimes, a sense of humor is the only defense mechanism in an agent's tool box. One of the primary coping mechanisms utilized in law enforcement is humor. A cop can find something funny about almost anything, regardless of how tragic the circumstances, and Border Patrol Agents are no different. Dark humor involves making light of a serious, disturbing or taboo subject matter. It is sometimes viewed as morbid, cruel, offensive, and graphic in nature and is yet, still found funny. The author served twenty years with the NYC Transit Police Department and NYPD, but this is not a NYC police tale. This is the story of the author's two years as a United States Border Patrol Agent as he worked with some of the darkest knights in the USA - the agents who protect the sovereignty of our Nation under the most difficult circumstances.

Dark Knights 


Do you want to know what a day in the life of a police officer is really like?
Do you like dark, politically incorrect humor?
Cops to see people at their worst. They see death, tragedy, crime, and despair on a daily basis, but still manage to maintain a sense of humor. In fact, one of the primary coping mechanisms utilized by cops is humor. A cop can find something funny about almost anything, regardless of how tragic the circumstances. Dark humor involves making light of a serious, disturbing or taboo subject matter. It is sometimes viewed as morbid, cruel, offensive, and graphic in nature and is yet, still found funny. This is the story of the author's twenty-year police career with the New York City Transit Police and NYPD as he presents The Good - The Bad - The Funny.



Against the backdrop of the 1995 merger of the NYC Transit and Housing Police Departments into the New York City Police Department, this is the story of a transit police lieutenant who abruptly finds himself performing a job no cop wants to do—namely, investigating other cops. Complicating the situation is the fact that the lieutenant has no prior investigative experience but is thrust into command of a squad of seasoned NYPD investigators. The Lieutenant must deftly walk a tightrope of managing his squad while learning how to perform the wide range of investigations conducted by the Internal Affairs Bureau.



This is the story of one of the more fabled occupations in America - the railroad conductor. This book traces the origin of the railroad and the occupation as well as the conductor as a subject of folklore and the media. Additionally, the pathways to a career as a conductor are fully explored.

Staying Safe


The author uses his forty years of law enforcement and security experience to explain to the reader how to stay safe in an unsafe world, through situation awareness of various environments, including home, driving, walking, and commuting.

Awarded Author of the Month for receiving 1st place award for published fiction in the Public Safety Writers Association 2018 writing competition.

The Last Day


New York City is the target and the countdown has begun. An Islamic terror cell has initiated an operation to detonate a nuclear device in Manhattan. Thrust into the middle of this potential Armageddon for New York City are the only four people who can stop it. Bobby Moylan has been a cop's cop for 42-years and is reluctantly facing his last day due to mandatory age retirement. Inspector Ellen Tomlinson, the Commanding Officer of NYPD Transit Borough Manhattan, was mentored by Moylan and has remained close friends over the years. Ellen has always yearned for much more than friendship with Bobby Moylan, and this may be her last day to fulfill her unrequited love. Lieutenant Joey Galeno is a seasoned NYPD street cop who has been working in counterterrorism for many years. Also a former partner of Bobby Moylan, Joey is desperately trying to obtain solid details from an undercover operation he is running on the terror cell. FBI Special Agent Jimmy Boy Craig is the unlikely undercover agent who Lt. Galeno is depending on to break open his case. Galeno, however, has no faith in his undercover's ability to get the job done.
Can these four unlikely characters come together in facing their own personal last days, or will this be the last day for the island of Manhattan.

Impaired Driving: Shattered Lives


Good people sometimes make bad decisions. Such is the case when the decision is made to get behind the wheel in an impaired condition. Impaired driving shatters lives - both the victims and the drivers. This book explores the wide variety of impairments a driver can experience. It is not only alcohol and drugs that impair a driver. Fatigue, distractions, emotions and rage can also lead to tragic consequences on the road.

                                                                           Book signing for C-Case at Turn of the Corkscrew in Rockville Centre



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