Larry Lawton Bio

Larry Lawton BioAuthor, TV Personality, Speaker, Teen/Young Adult Expert and Law Enforcement Consultant.

Developed the nationally recognized Reality Check Program and Reality Check Video Card Program.

Lawrence “Larry” Lawton appears regularly on national TV and Radio as an expert on teen issues, crime, schools and community policing. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, MSNBC  —  CLICK HERE to see Larry Lawton on TV

Larry Lawton is the only ex-con in the United States to ever be sworn in as an honorary police officer and only ex-con to ever be recognized on the Floor of the United States Congress for his work with helping young people and law enforcement agencies.

The book Gangster Redemption tells the true life story of Larry’s amazing journey from being the biggest jewel robber in the country, his associations with organized crime, and how he developed the Reality Check Program to save young people from a life of crime and incarceration.

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Lawrence “Larry” Lawton

A stocky, muscular man with a shaved head, tattoos covering his body and dark goatee; he is not their Father, Mother, Teacher or a Counselor, he is an ex-con and honorary police officer with a passion for helping teens, young adults and police agencies. Larry Lawton spent 11 years in some of the toughest federal prisons in the country. He was convicted of racketeering in connection with jewelry robberies. Upon his release from prison, he developed the Reality Check Program.

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Lawton changes the way teens, young adults, parents and law enforcement officers think. It’s all about choices, and Lawton tells his story of bad choices which led to serious consequences. How he lost time, his family, friends and his freedom; and that it just wasn’t worth it. Larry Lawton’s life and now success shows that people do change and anybody can get up off the mat and be a success.

The nationally recognized Reality Check Program consists of four parts: Larry Lawton’s Life, What Prison is REALLY Like, What you will Lose and Avoiding and Dissolving Bad Associations.  The Reality Check Video Card Program helps law enforcement and businesses break down the “Us Against Them” mentality some communities have with law enforcement and certain businesses.  As Lawton says, “If your house is robbed, do you call 411 or 911? Everyone says 911, so we know we need the police, but we also need good police. We need police officers who know how to communicate with people and connect with the community.”

Larry Lawton brings the most informative, inspirational, educational, motivational and entertaining presentations to audiences throughout the United States and abroad. Businesses, Schools, Churches, Law Enforcement and Community Organizations bring Larry in as he has a unique way of connecting with audiences.  People listen to his message as he speaks their language with facts, truth and no sugarcoating.

Consulting and guidance is available for Businesses, Police Agencies, Schools, Organizations and Families. Lawton’s programs are recommended by politicians, police chiefs, sheriffs, judges, prosecutors, state attorneys and families all across the country.

Contact Larry at: 844-922-4800 or

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A sampling: The Huckabee Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN New Day, The Trisha Show on NBC, The Daily Buzz, Fox & Friends, MSNBC the Thomas Roberts Show, CBS 4 St. Louis, NBC KSDK News, Fox News The Willis Report, ABC Nightline, ABC Evenings News discussing the world’s biggest jewelry robbery, the Cannes, France 136 million dollar jewel heist. Larry’s national TV and Radio appearances cross all political spectrum’s from the The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central, to The Huckabee Show on FOX News, The Mancow Show on national radio. Larry was the Casey Anthony expert for FOX covering Casey’s release from confinement, as well as for other crime and punishment cases.

A sampling of news articles

03/30/2016 – Florida Today – Sheriff’s Chain Gang Rebuttal

03/26/2016 – Broward People – Larry Lawton: The Reality Check Program is my legacy

03/09/2016 – Redfield Press South Dakota – “Taking A Stand Against Drug Abuse”

12/15/2015 – National Bowlers Journal – More Than Just Bowling

10/30/2013 – The Week Magazine – Larry Lawton Honorary Police Officer

08/20/2013 – Florida Today – Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down

06/27/2013 – Florida Today – Reality Check Bowling Classic Results

08/06/2012 – Brevard Business News – ‘Gangster Redemption’ tells a compelling story of Lawton’s fall and rise

06/28/2012 – Florida Today – Gangster Redemption – Ex-con points teens in right direction

08/16/2011 – Fort Mill Times South Carolina – Police Use Reality Check For Community Service

07/14/2010 – Florida Today – Young Golfers Mentored at Reality Check Foundation Golf Classic

01/19/2010 – Florida Today – Your Views

01/17/2010 – Florida Today – Students get dose of prison realities

12/2009 – The Sheriff’s Star – Giving Teens A “Reality Check”

08/28/09 – Hometown News – Advocate for troubled teens reaches nationwide audience on ‘The Daily Show’

06/20/2009 – Florida Today – Editorial – Saving Young Lives

06/19/2009 – Florida Today – Police Use DVD To Deter Teen Crime

Contact: 844-922-4800 or