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Thonie Hevron–The stories behind the badge

Dorothy, the Button Lady, Characters 10

By Hal Collier, LAPD, Retired 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

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Critical Incident Stress Management Interventions Help Heal First Responders

This is an excellent overview of the trauma emergency workers must endure by the nature of their work. There’s a price for this state of readiness and execution-read to find … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

More Characters–Mean Lawrence

By Hal Collier LAPD, Retired 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

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Montana Officer Breakdown on Dashcam

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 BILLINGS, Mont. — A Montana police officer broke into tears after fatally shooting an unarmed man who was high on methamphetamine during a traffic stop, according … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramblings Court 5

By Hal Collier LAPD, Retired We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us. I thought my last court Ramblings was the … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Richmond PD Gets It Right

This Katie Couric interview should be food for thought for all agencies who have tenuous relationships with minority populations. As a life-long Northern Californian, I know that Richmond has had … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Court, part 4

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 installment about criminal court—I … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Police Academy Redux, part 3

By Gerry Goldshine Petaluma Police Department, retired Part 3 (conclusion) While firearm training was an ongoing process, almost from day one to graduation, emergency vehicle operation training was done over … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Police Academy Redux, part 2

By Gerry Goldshine Petaluma Police Department, retired     Part 2 (part one appeared April 2, 2015) Beside myself, there were two other recruits from the Sheriff’s Office attending the … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramblings Court, part 3

By Hal Collier LAPD, Retired We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us. Court is the down side to doing good … Continue reading

April 5, 2015 · 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.

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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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© 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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