Robert L. Parke served as a St. Petersburg, Florida police officer, where he was a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Breathalyzer Operator/Instructor and Traffic Accident Investigator. He was Police Officer of the Year in 1965.
His civil career as a Legal Investigator concentrated on personal injury and wrongful death investigations. He has conducted countless investigations of matters involving safety and security breaches that resulted in harm to people and property.
His certifications include Certified Legal Investigator, Certified Evidence Photographer, and Certified Flight and Ground School Instructor. As a member of the National Association of Legal Investigators, he chaired several committees and held the elected offices of Regional Director, Assistant National Director and National Director.
He has authored numerous articles on legal investigation and evidence photography published in professional journals, and has also lectured extensively on those subjects. Following a four-year retirement, the author became a licensed Security Officer with primary assignment to a Florida State University Sorority.
Bob's background in law enforcement and civil investigations has made him acutely aware of the perils facing women – particularly women aged 18 to 24 – in today’s world. In an effort to protect as many of them as possible from the terrible things that can happen to young women, he wrote this book.
He sincerely believes that most of those who read this book will be enabled to avoid the dangers that can befall unaware women, especially the physical injury and psychological trauma caused by sexual assault and rape. The information presented serves as a warning and then educates with specific and relevant behavioral information they can use to enhance their safety and security.