Just the Facts, Ma'am

Thonie Hevron–The stories behind the badge

Ramblings, Court, Part 2

By Hal Collier We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us. The following story is true. In my first chapter I … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Matter of Life and Death

  Father David Powell will head the the Santa Rosa Police Chaplaincy Program; he is a former Oakland cop. This article appeared in my local newspaper, the Santa Rosa Press … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Commentary from a Friend

By Joe Mariani, a retired Marin and Sonoma County teacher and administrator re-posted from Facebook, with permission    First of all, I love to read your Hal Collier stories. But … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

San Jose, Ca. Officer Down

OFFICER DOWN-SAN JOSE POLICE DEPARTMENT- San Jose Mercury News Staff writers Eric Kurhi and Mark Gomez contributed to this report. Law enforcement officers have an area blocked off as they … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Court, part 1

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us. I’m going to shift gears from my Characters … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 4 Comments

An Unlikely Theologian–Russell Brand?

By Thonie Hevron Click on the link to Simcha Fisher’s blog but be warned about language–this is after all, Russell Brand! Russell Brand isn’t normally someone I would pick to … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Characters 8, Last Characters Post

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us. The following story is true. The Character is … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Donut Story

A vignette from regular “Ramblings” author Hal Collier. This had me laughing out loud so I thought I’d share it with you all. By Hal Collier   It’s a Saturday … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Characters, part 7

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us. The following story is true and the character … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Guest Post: Lesson Learned

  By MIKE WORLEY  –  Louisville Mystery Writer Author of the Angela Masters Detective Novel Series 9462 Brownsboro Rd  #226 Louisville, KY 40241 http://www.mikeworleybooks.com Sometimes lessons come from the most … Continue reading

March 3, 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.

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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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