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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

Ramblings, Code-7 the Last One, Really

By Hal Collier, LAPD retired Ok, enough of interrupted code-7’s I’ll finish with a few facts. Some days you worked alone or if you got stupid and promoted to sergeant you … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Guest Post: A Crushing Death

The Setting for A Crushing Death By Marilyn Meredith I love the California coast and its beach communities, particularly the small ones. My affection comes from growing up in Los … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 3 Comments

News on New Novel

By Thonie Hevron News flash! Billie Johnson, publisher of Oak Tree Books has sent me a publishing contract for With Malice Aforethought! It may be re-named Malice Aforethought. What do … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ramblings, Code-7: Absolutely the (next to) last one

By Hal Collier, LAPD retired Ok, this is the absolutely (next to—from Thonie: there will be one more next Sunday 4/24/2016) last Ramblings on Code-7. Some of you must think that all … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dispatcher Appreciation Week

Dispatchers The Thin Gold Line 911 Between the Thin Red Line, the Thin Blue Line and the Thin White Line lies the Thin Gold Line. This narrowest of lines represents … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Code-7 Interrupted Again

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD I use to eat at a little coffee shop, Angels Café, just east of Western and Hollywood Boulevard. It was tucked in the corner of … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hopscotch with a Cop

Orange County Register ran a story worth repeating last week. Here’s the link to watch the video. The text is below. By Adam Carlson@acarlson91 04/02/2016 AT 11:25 am EDT Police … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Code-7 Interrupted

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD This is not the last Ramblings about eating Code-7. Most cops need a break from the usual stress of being a police officer. Admit it—every … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Decoy Story

This post from Ron Ray, retired LAPD Ok, here goes— It was the late seventies. I was working Hollywood morning watch. My partner had just finished writing a ticket at … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 4 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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