My favorite place to ask police questions is my son-in-law who is in law enforcement. It keeps him on his toes when I ask questions. ;)
One of my characters in my mystery series is a sheriff department detective. I want to make sure he uses the proper words for things and just the other day Lee Lofland, one of the main contributors to the Crimescene loop and the Sisters in Crime loop, had a good article on his blog about the difference between using the word murder and homicide. I read this with interest and now have to go back through my current project and reword some of my detective's dialog and inner thoughts. ;)
From my son-in law I discovered how a warrant is asked for and issued. A procedure I wanted in the book.
This is the best part about being a writer! I love learning. Always have. Writing books I am constantly learning new things and expanding my horizons. I love being a writer!
What is the best part about a job you love?