Herman L. Hinton is a retired deputy chief of police of the Birminghan Police Department, with over 30 years of service. He retired on May 31, 2013 as deputy chief of the Investigative Operations Bureau (Detective Bureau). Prior to this assignment, he commanded the Homicide United for over 8 years. Hidden Relationships of the Homicide Detective is the second book that he has written. His first book, Life Is So Simple When We Choose to Love God’s Way (ISBN 0-88144-222-4), was published in October 2005 by Christian Publishing Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Married to Valerie Hinton, and the father of four children.