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Ramblings Reprise: The Art of Kicking Doors

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD This was originally posted 2/15/2015. It’s a good one–aren’t they all–so I’ll post it in its entirety. Normally this would be split up into several … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Call Box: Who Am I?

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD I am male/female or any gender. I belong to all ethnic groups. I am early to mid-20’s. About 5’6” to 5’10”, proportionate weight. Excellent health … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ramblings: Last Word on Days Off

By Hal Collier, LAPD Part 3, Oct 9th The new sergeant, who was pretty proud of himself, submitted the days off to the Watch Commander (W/C) for approval. 10 minutes later … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Call Box: My Shadow World

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD As I write this I realize I live in a world that no longer exists. It is bits and pieces, fragments of memories and dreams, … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · 5 Comments

My New Ad in LAPD’s Thin Blue Line

By Thonie Hevron Advertising is a necessary evil for authors. By nature, most of us are solitary so yelling at the world that we have something they should read is … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ramblings: More on Scheduling Days Off

More about scheduling days off for cops at LAPD.

October 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Call Box: The Man From the Kremlin

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD Every word of what you about to read is true. I was not present but verified the facts from two people who were.   Edmund … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: Cops’ Days Off

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD How many non-police folks think that days off can be a subject? In the business world, it’s weekends and holidays off. You can plan an … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Call Box: Doin’ Hard Time, part 2 At the Gray Bar Grill

by Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD The Gray Bar Grill, as I mentioned, was our in-house restaurant. It did a big daytime business due to all the court personnel but was … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Call Box: Doin’ Hard Time

  By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD It is July and I have just turned 22. I am a recent graduate of the Los Angeles Police Academy, a highly trained law … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · 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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