Police Procedural is a type of crime fiction that portrays many of the elements involved in a police investigation, including investigative field work and forensics. While members of the police force are less than sympathetic in amateur and P.I. mystery novels, here they are the true heroes. The progonist always belongs to a branch of the police department, and relies on the institution and his or her fellow colleagues to solve crimes.
Famous fictional police investigators are Patricia Cornwell's medical examiner Kay Scarpetta and Kathy Reichs' forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan.
If you write police procedurals, explore this subgenre to connect with other like-minded writers, workshop, and publish your book.