Author Joseph Ested grew up in a poor neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Joe came from a broken home without his mother or father. He spent most of his youth in the foster care system. But that did not stop him from pursuing a career in law enforcement. Ested has held positions in law enforcement as a corrections officer, police officer, police investigator, and sheriff’s deputy. He was then elected to vice president for the Police Union. Joe held a security clearance with the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security.
Later in his career, Ested served in Afghanistan as a police advisor and police instructor for the Afghanistan Police Training Program. Joe has been awarded numerous honors for his contributions to the law enforcement community. He is currently a Department of Criminal Justice instructor.