Joe Haggerty Sr.

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About me

Introduction I am a retired vice detective and academy instructor formerly with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C. I spent 27 years on the street. Most of that time, 24 years, was in vice where my primary investigations involved child predators. I spent 8 years as an instructor at the academy. I am a native Washingtonian, been married twice, have 6 children and 10+ grandchildren. I have written two books, "Shame: The Story of a Pimp," available at, Barnes&, or through this blog; and "Pimpel," which has not been published as yet. Both of these books are fiction, because I believe that writing a non-fiction book about real sexually exploited children would be further exploitation of that child. I am the President of the Writers' League of Washington and invite anyone interested in writing to join our group. Dues are $10 a year and we meet the 1st Saturday of every month from October to June at the Chevy Chase Library at Connecticut Ave and Northampton Street N.W. from 2 to 4 pm. I am also a member of the Public Safety Writers Association and plan to attend their conference in Las Vegas in June.