Just the Facts, Ma'am

Thonie Hevron–The stories behind the badge

Ramblings, An Honest Mistake

It was an honest mistake that was taken as a practical joke. Hal is innocent–this time.

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Santa Rosa Police Department-The Dish on Dispatch

THE DISH ON DISPATCH by Greg and Janel The Dispatch Blog Team Welcome to the first blog of the communication center for the Santa Rosa Police Department, aka dispatch. We … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, A Practical Joke

By Hal Collier, LAPD Retired We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us. A Practical Joke   This joke has been … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Veterans’ Day Tribute from Hal Collier

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD Hal sent this article along to commemorate the day we honor veterans–the real American heroes. The following story is true and I’ll use real names. … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

Ramblings, Supervisors, part 3 of 3

By Hal Collier, LAPD Retired We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us. This is the last of my suggestions on … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Santa Rosa Piner High School’s Uniformed Resource Officers Not Your Typical Police

By Press Democrat Staff Writer Julie Johnson Piner High School students streamed by Santa Rosa Police Officer Amanda Cincera on Thursday while the uniformed school resource officer stood in a … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ramblings, Supervisors, part 2 of 3

By Hal Collier, LAPD Retired We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us.   Again, these are my suggestions on what … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book Review: The Right Wrong Thing

The Right Wrong Thing By Ellen Kirschman Police officer Randy Spelling mistakenly kills an innocent pregnant teen. Then she tries to apologize to the family. The results are catastrophic. Will … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 6 Comments

Ramblings, Supervisors part 1 of 3

Part 1 of 3   I was recently asked by a close partner to give her some advice for her husband. He was getting close to promoting to sergeant and wanted … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

5 Tips for Writing Conference Newbies

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Monique Hall Last month I attended the annual conference for the Romance Writers of Australia. As a conference newbie, I felt…

October 22, 2015 · 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

Just the Facts, Ma’am copyright

© 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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