Wendy B. Sellars is a first time author who picked this topic due to the current climate of our country. The fact that individuals are now more than ever hesitant about being stopped by law enforcement officers. Wendy wanted to make sure everyone was informed about their rights and how to handle an encounter with a LEO. Wendy wanted to ensure that your encounter with law enforcement ends in a positive way for both sides. As a career Probation Parole Officer and community activist, she uses her experience and passion for people to engage in this important conversation of how to navigate the criminal justice system. Being employed with the Department of Public Safety for 20 years she has dedicated her life to helping individuals who have found themselves in the criminal justice system. Wendy is a former member of the Thomasville Board of education and is currently serving on the Thomasville City Council. She loves helping where she is needed and she is a member of several committees and organizations. Along with working with members of her community she has also found a passion to work with individuals reentering the community. Wendy Bryant Sellars was born in Manhattan, New York where she lived the majority of her childhood. She moved to Thomasville NC with her family in 1983. Wendy graduated from Thomasville High School in 1985 and enrolled at NC Central University that same year. Wendy graduated from NC Central University in 1989 with Bachelors of art in Political Science. Wendy held several jobs after graduating but her calling is working with people. Wendy began her love for working with the community early in college as she joined the amazing finer women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. in 1988.