Linda Szynkowicz (Kleinschmidt) grew up in Higganum, CT on her parents 70-acre farm on the top of the mountain where they raised beef cattle and are also a wholesale nursery. She graduated from HK in 1981. Then attended CCSC. In the early 80’s she worked as a model. Then in the mid to late 80’s started her first business, Octagraphics, a unique stationary product company that could be found in all 50 states. Shortly after starting the business she partnered with the rock and roll legend, Chubby Checker – “The Twist”, whom she is still friends with to this day. After closing Octagraphics, for personal reasons, she then worked in advertising for a few years.
In the mid 90’s she started writing the book series “Police on Patrol” interviewing over three thousand officers across the country. During this time, she went undercover on drug busts, trained with the SWAT teams and was shot on camera with a 50,000-volt advanced air taser. (Not recommended, by the way.) She was on radio for 7 ½ years with the Radio program “Police on Patrol” on three different stations and also had two cable programs for over 7 years called, “Police on Patrol”.