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A New Effort to Bring Care to First Responders in Need

1stAlliance seeks to ensure those who need care get they care they need Article re-printed by CalibrePress.com with permission from the author By Karen Solomon More than 240 million calls … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, The Sights, Smells and Sounds

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD More irony: The sights, smells, sounds of police work How do cops deal with the irony of police work, the sights, sounds and smells of … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 4 Comments

Guest Post: Rural Characters, Rural Cops

By Diann Adamson   City Police—Chase Gangs out of Neighborhoods Rural Police—Chase Cows off roads. City Police—De-escalate situations before they turn violent Rural Police—Disentangle Bob and Bettie after a night … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 5 Comments

An Opportunity to Remember…

An Opportunity to Remember…a new way to look at ‘thank you for your service.’ Posted on May 12, 2016 by donutcountycop This Sunday, May 15th, will mark the official observance … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, A Cop’s Irony, part 3

By Hal Collier, retired LAPD   I worked a lot of overtime but once because of overtime, I missed my son’s baseball game. The only one glad to see me … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tales From the Street: The Goat Whisperer

 By Captain Craig Schwartz, Santa Rosa (Ca) PD This post was originally posted on the SRPD blog on March 31-April 1, 2016 For this edition of the Captain’s Blog I … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, A Cops Irony, part 2

By Hal Collier, retired LAPD Every two years each Patrol Division had a formal inspection. A member of the department’s command staff, usually a deputy chief or commander, would inspect the … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Captain’s Blog, 4/29/16: Right Team, Right Place, Right Time

https://www.facebook.com/SantaRosaPoliceDepartment/?ref=nf This post appears on the Santa Rosa Police Department Facebook page.     By Captain Craig Schwartz, Santa Rosa (Ca.) Police Department A few weeks ago I wrote a … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, A Cop’s Irony

The story behind the featured photo: A Crowley PD, La officer comforts a child who’s lost his parents at a fair. By Hal Collier, retired LAPD I going to start … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

LAPD Remembers: All Is Not What It Seems

By Ron Ray, retired LAPD Around 1980-81 my partner and I are working a T-car (traffic) and looking for dui drivers. We are in Hollywood Division driving west on Santa … Continue reading

April 28, 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.


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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© Thonie Hevron, Just the Facts, Ma'am 2010-present. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Thonie Hevron with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Thank you.



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