Just the Facts, Ma'am

Thonie Hevron–The stories behind the badge

This is National Dispatcher Appreciation Week. So far, I’ve attended a luncheon in Petaluma for Sonoma County Dispatchers and will attend a CHP sponsored BBQ in San Luis Obispo tomorrow. … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Prostitutes part 1

 By Hal Collier   The following stories are true and are my recollections and certainly don’t reflect the views or opinions of the LAPD.  Those of you have followed my … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Update on Anaheim PD’s K-9 Bruno

On March 20, 2014, Bruno, an Anaheim PD K-9 was injured on duty (IOD in the jargon). Here’s the Anaheim PD update on our doggie hero. He suffered a setback … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Complaints, part three

  By Hal Collier    The following story is true and my last chapter on complaints.  I spent thirty-four+ years on the LAPD and received my share of complaints.  Some … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Photos from Nick Lee’s funeral

Hal Collier was on the case: last week, he sent me some very moving photos of LAPD Officer Nicholas Choung Lee’s funeral (–yes, Hal knew him). As in the case … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Guest Post: Cop Culture Researched

by Marilyn Meredith, aka F.M. Meredith Oh, oh, I’m in trouble right off the bat. Thonie asked me to write about what research I do into cop culture. Since its … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 10 Comments

Ramblings Complaints, Part 2

Be sure to check out Just the Fact’s, Ma’am on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 for Marilyn Meredith’s guest post on her research for her Rocky Bluff PD series. By Hal … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Injured K-9 Officer Bruno eats on his own; receives blood from K-9 colleague

Police captain: ‘He’s a tough dog who did his job well yesterday. He’s a hero’ Posted on March 21, 2014 by Behind The Badge/Anaheim PD Blog After being shot in the … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Officer Complaints, part 1

By Hal Collier “Any officer who spent time in the streets got complaints, fact of life.”–Hal Collier     The following stories are true and because of the confidential nature of … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Officers Down-LAPD and Mendocino County Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff Ricky Del Fiorentino was shot and killed while searching for a subject who had abducted two people in Oregon earlier in the day and then shot at a … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

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.



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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