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More Hollywood Characters, part 2

By Hal Collier, LAPD, Retired Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us. This post should have been last week’s. … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Hollywood Characters

    By Hal Collier, LAPD, Retired Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us. This story is true and … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ramblings by Hal

Originally posted on Just the Facts, Ma'am:
A re-run from May 26th, 2013 This is the first of many Hal Collier’s Ramblings. We’ve been posting every week since this…

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Retired Cops

  By Hal Collier, LAPD, Retired Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us. I’ve been retired for almost nine … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Use (or Not) of Cop Talk

By Marilyn Meredith     After being friends with Thonie on the Internet, a fan of her blog, and having the same publisher, I had the privilege of meeting her … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

A Special Black Friday Event

Join me tomorrow to find out author Marilyn Meredith’s feeling about using cop talk in her new Deputy Tempe Crabtree novel, River Spirits   By Thonie Hevron Last year, my sisters persuaded … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ramblings, Too Close to Home

By Hal Collier, LAPD, Retired Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us.  Police officers deal with crime on a … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rambling, Desk Duty, part 4 of 4, Let Me Entertain You

By Hal Collier, LAPD, Retired Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us.   The following story is true. I … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, part 3 of 4, On the Desk

  By Hal Collier, LAPD, Retired Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us.    The following story is true. This is … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Writer’s Notes–Takin’ a break

By Thonie Hevron Life happens. Especially when good stuff is in the wings, one must make time for it. That said, good stuff is happening in my life. For that … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cop Talk

For all things about cop culture-the work, the family, the days off.

The purpose of this page is to educate writers of all genres to be accurate in their portrayal of law enforcement professionals. This includes meter maids (I was a "lovely Rita" many years ago), dispatcher, patrol officers, detectives, and administrators.

I have many resources in my 35 year career in California law enforcement. I index and explain common errors that found in all media. Guests will also post about police professionalism today and tomorrow as well as historical articles about the way things used to be, "back in the day".

Examples of police media myths: missing persons cannot be reported by anyone but the family; missing persons reports can't be taken until the subject has been missing 24 hours; all cops eat donuts.

You get my drift.

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Just the Facts, Ma'am posts Sundays and Wednesdays. Guest writers Gerry Goldshine, Hal Collier, Melissa Kositzin and sometime Woody Hoke take us through the days and nights of those who protect and serve. Extra postings will include California 'Officer Down' notices or something special. I will update progress of my current literary project as they develop. --Thonie Hevron

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