About the Author

Dustin Dodd and Kota


Dustin Dodd was born and raised in the  Central Valley of California.  He graduated from Clovis High School and  attended California State University, Fresno where he majored in  Psychology as well as Criminology with an emphasis in Law Enforcement.   After four years, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology -  Law Enforcement and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.  He later  attended California State University, Long Beach where he completed his  Master's in Public Administration.

Dustin  has worked in Law Enforcement as Police Officer since 2001.  He has  served as:  a patrol officer, K9 handler, Detective, Explosive Breacher  for SWAT, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Bomb Technician, Computer  Forensic Analyst, Crime Scene Investigator, Field Training Officer and  Supervisor.

Savage Justice,  his debut novel, is a work of fiction inspired by true events he  investigated with his K9 partner Kota.  Kota's original name was Justice  but training required a name change to one that was easier to use when  giving commands.  Dustin still serves his community to this day.  Kota  retired and spent several years patrolling Dustin's backyard. He was  laid to rest on September 03, 2015.