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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

Ramblings, To Carry or Not to Carry

My apologies but there will not be photos with this week’s Rambling post due to computer issues. –Thonie By Hal Collier, LAPD, retired Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

You’re Not A Cop Until You Taste Them (A Rookie’s Story)

This article is re-posted from one of my favorite sites: The Badge of Life Canada Author Bernie Moss is a “Senior officer for the Corpus Christi Police Department. The department … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, “Let’s do something fun!”

By Hal Collier, LAPD, Retired Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us. I’ve often said a bored cop is … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Those Annoying Word Counts-Why Bother?

By Thonie Hevron Counting words is downright annoying. Yet demands for word count are everywhere—agent/publisher guidelines, contests, academic papers, magazine and news articles all are at the whim of the … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

Ramblings, The Art of Kicking Doors

By Hal Collier, LAPD, Retired Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us. Be sure to click on the links … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

Making Sure Help is on the Way

by The Badge of Life Canada by Monique Tamminga – Langley Times posted Jan 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM Langley resident Rae-Lynne Dicks began her career as a 911 operator … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Stake outs, part 3

By Hal Collier, LAPD, Retired Hal is a thirty-five year veteran of LAPD. We are pleased he is sharing his stories with us. I was assigned to the Community Relations … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Train Yourself: Surviving An Active Shooter

This video was forwarded to me by a friend (a cop) retired from LAPD. I think it is so worthwhile that I’m posting it on my blog. I cannot stress … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

4 Rules of Writing Cops: Avoiding The WRIAMY (Wouldn’t Read in a Million Years) Pile

re-posted from Lee Lofland’s The Graveyard Shift If you have any accuracy pet peeves, add them to Lee’s list in the comment section below. I’d particularly like to hear from … Continue reading

February 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.



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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