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Thonie Hevron–The stories behind the badge

A Cop Character This Time

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.  The story … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

I’ll Be Emceeing This Event

Copperfield’s – Redwood Writers Book Club is open to anyone! Our next meeting is at Copperfield’s Montgomery Village store, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa, Ca. May 26, 6pm-7pm. Find out … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Why I Wear the Badge – #WhyIWeartheBadge

I stumbled across this post today. As this is the end of National Police Week, I will post Wednesday anyway. I think this is a great idea: individual officers on … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ramblings, What Scares Cops?, part 2

By Hal Collier LAPD, Retired We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us. Ok, so what does scare a knight in … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 11 Comments

Second Careers for Street Cops

By John Eldridge Retired Police Officer, Vancouver, BC. Researching & writing about second careers for law enforcement officers. Author of Second Careers for Street Cops (pub. May, 2015). Vancouver, BC … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 4 Comments

Ramblings, What scares cops? 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. From the time you’re born, all of us … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sometimes ya just gotta groove

People send me things on Facebook and by email. I sometimes even am forced to share them. Like this guy, who knows who he is and ain’t afraid to show … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT–A Progress Report

By Thonie Hevron I’ve formally passed the one-third point in this novel. After several false starts, do-overs and life events, I’ve finally gotten back on the roll that becomes my … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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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