Just the Facts, Ma'am

Thonie Hevron–The stories behind the badge

Ramblings: Stupid Crooks, part 2 and Stupid Cops

By Hal Collier, LAPD Retired   How many times have I arrested a suspect with a gun that wouldn’t work because he had the wrong ammunition?  Here’s a classic. I was … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Are You a Pantser or a Plotter?

By Marilyn Meredith, author of the Tempe Crabtree series and Rocky Bluff PD series Recently I attended the Public Safety Writers Association’s annual conference and one of the panels was, … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ramblings: Stupid Criminals, part 1

By Hal Collier, LAPD Retired We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us. Just about everybody is aware that criminals are … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Denver Police Department Shows Their Colors!

This post taken from Facebook 7/13/2015 Denver Police Department STRANDED NO MORE On July 5, 2015, Denver Police Officers assigned to Denver International Airport learned that an Ethiopian soccer team … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, More Dave Balleweg

 By Hal Collier, LAPD Retired We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us.  More Dave Balleweg Another chapter of Dave Balleweg, a … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Captain’s Blog: Community Oriented Policing

Captain’s Blog, 7-6-15: Community Policing By Captain Craig Schwartz A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog about community policing, talking about how we sometimes define the term differently … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

An Award!

I just received this announcement for winning 3rd place at the East Texas Writers Guild for first chapter for With Malice Aforethought, my work in progress (WIP).  Thonie: Congratulations. With Malice Aforethought has … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 8 Comments

Oak Tree Press blog

Here’s the link to Friday’s Oak Tree Press (OTP) blog post. Remember the contests are still open to writers AND all OTP books are on ManicReaders for preview. Check them … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ramblings, More Character Short Stories

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 going to be a long character … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

Captain’s Blog by Craig Schwartz-Use of Force

Santa Rosa Police Department June 16 at 7:01pm · Edited · Captain’s Blog 6-16-15: Use of Force–When is it justified? Hello everyone. This post is unusually long, even for me. … Continue reading

July 8, 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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