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Ramblings, Playing Adult Tag

Chasing partying teens through the brush at Runyon Canyon Park–aka Errol Flynn Estates. The good old days.

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Call Box: Improbable Journey, Part 2

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD I was “home” just long enough to earn plane fare and some new clothes. They say “home” is where when you go there, “they” have … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ramblings: Errol Flynn Estate

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD Hollywood had a lot of entertaining attractions—after all, it’s the entertainment capital of the world. The entertainment was mostly for the tourists but I have … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Call Box: Improbable Journey, Part 1

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD I am a sergeant of Marines stationed at Quantico, Virginia. It is the first week of August 1955 and I am awaiting my discharge on … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: D/O Successes, Part 3

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD My best D/O sheet arrest came with a lot of effort. I had a probationer who was hard-headed. I think he was the beginning of the “Why … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Call Box: Not Miami Vice, Part 2

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD Also assigned to nights was a three-man prostitution squad, of which my old partner Frank Isbell, was the newest member. Whatever they were called, ladies … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: D/O Sheet Successes, Part 2

By Hal Collier, retired LAPD In my last Ramblings, I described what a D/O (Daily Occurrence) Sheet was and how I used it. I’m about to tell you how it … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Big Changes at Thonie Hevron, Author

Big changes here: There’s good news and not-so-good news. The not-so-good: Due to a publishing change, my books, By Force or Fear and Intent to Hold will be available for a limited … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Call Box: Not Miami Vice

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD Let me start with a disclaimer. I never watched the show. But it was impossible not to know of its existence. I did not own … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: D/O Sheets

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD When I came on the job and was learning the difference between my elbow and a hot rock we had Pin Maps. Pin maps for … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · Leave a 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.


Thonie Hevron


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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