Born to vaudevillian parents in New York City, Frank moved to Miami, Florida at the age of five. After graduating high school, he worked various jobs including ballroom dance instruction and symphony violinist before serving a short stint in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.
Thanks to the advice of a notorious Miami Beach bookie, and thoughtful stepfather, he found his niche in law enforcement by joining the Dade County Sheriff's Office in 1960, serving as a road patrolman for three years before rising through the ranks to captain.
Frank's career covered the gamut of high stress police assignments, including Internal Affairs, Criminal Intelligence and sixteen years in Homicide and Crime Scene Investigations, seven years as a detective and nine more in a command status. He also served as captain in charge of Staff Inspections and chief executive officer of a 250 man district station.
Listed among his career achievements:
- Headed over one thousand homicide investigations. Testified in over one hundred murder trials.
- Shot in the line of duty, 1965.
- Testified before the U.S. Congress in May, 1980, re: Crime in America.
- Initiated a department program for developing methods to lift fingerprints from human skin.
- Traveled extensively across the U.S. and abroad in various police and security management capacities.
- Authored over 1,000 editorials and magazine articles pertaining to issues of crime, law and social ills.
- Authored twelve books: seven fiction, five non-fiction.
- Maintains a regular blog authoring nearly five hundred provocative articles with insights out of the box.
His last arrest as a sworn officer was that of five police officers charged with the beating death of an unarmed motorcyclist, which came to be known as the infamous "McDuffie" case. Their subsequent acquittal led to the Miami riots in May of 1980 and another eighteen brutal killings of innocent people. That same month, Frank was invited to testify before the U.S. Congress to discuss the problems of violent crime in America.
Frank has traveled extensively across the country as a law enforcement/security consultant, instructor and lecturer. He is a member various professional law enforcement and writers organizations.
Released in July of 2006, and commissioned by a European publisher, Frank's seventh book, "Militant Islam In America", is a frightening non-fiction expose' about the inroads radical Islam is making inside the borders of the United States, with a long range goal of converting this nation into the Islamic Republic Of America. Frank is an in-demand speaker on this topic.
Frank's memoirs and eighth book, "From Violins To Violence," released by Fortis in April, 2007, offers an insight into the private and professional life of one homicide detective, the struggles, the motivations and the impact that a dysfunctional childhood had on his career.
Frank's "Criminal Injustice In America" is a shocking non-fiction expose' about the failures of the justice system and what should or could be done about it.
His newest book, "The Upside To Murder" is a powerful and compelling suspense novel released in April of 2012 by Aberdeen Bay Press. See "Books in Print" for more information.
Marshall Frank blogs stimulating articles about a myriad of subjects, from politics, crime, social issues, radical Islam and motion picture reviews. His blogs generate many controversial responses. Visit his site and click "Frankly Speaking."
He is also a frequent guest speaker at libraries, civic organizations, conferences and private clubs.
He lives in Melbourne, Florida, with his wife, Suzanne, who is a sculptor artist. He has five grown children by a previous marriage.
Frank holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
Marshall Frank's wife, Suzanne, is an internationally acclaimed sculpture artist who works with clay and porcelain. Please visit her web site at: www.parisiensculptures.com
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