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Ramblings: Hey, I’m a Good Guy!

Sometimes the good guys look like really bad guys. Read how Hal Collier handled a bad guy sighting.

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: Lost on Loan, part 3

Last Ramblings, I couldn’t find another officer who needed help when I was on loan to another division. This time I got lost looking for a whole police station

March 19, 2017 · 5 Comments

Ramblings: Lost Again

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD In my last Ramblings, I described being assigned radio calls outside your division. I will now describe being loaned to another division and still getting lost. … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · 7 Comments

Ramblings: Have You Ever Been Lost?

 This is about a call for police service and the cops can’t find the location.

March 5, 2017 · 6 Comments

Ramblings: It Happens Every Year

It happens every year at this time. It’s called, “Flu Season.”  That’s right. It strikes without warning and it can bring grown men to their knees. It affects men, women and kids alike and even can cause weakness in the elderly

February 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Ramblings, Why Be a Cop? part 3

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD This is the third in a three part series about why some became cops. The results are from an informal survey sent out by Hal … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Why Be a Cop? part 2

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD   A few weeks ago, I asked forty cops, “Why did you become a cop with the LAPD? Who influenced you to join?” Twenty-four responded … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: Why Be a Cop? Part 1

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD About a week before Christmas I sent out a Ramblings survey question to 40 former members of the LAPD. I received 24 responses. The responses … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: A Slam Dunk Case?

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD Now, I’ve been around the block a few times and not so naïve that I believe all cops tell the truth. Every so often a cop … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · 3 Comments

Ramblings: More Practical Jokes

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD Practical Joke:  I never passed up a chance to lighten the mood and when an opportunity presented itself I usually jumped at it. Now, sometimes it … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · 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.


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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