Roll Call: The Light Switch

One of my passions during my law enforcement career was officer safety and I preached it at every opportunity. Officer safety is a philosophy not a program; programs fail, and you can’t fail at officer safety. Continue reading Roll Call: The Light Switch

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Roll Call: Rampart and the Baby Powder Caper

In the summer of 1973, as a rookie copper in Rampart Division, I was learning the ways of the LAPD. Every day was exciting for me. I was assigned morning watch, so I got to work at 2230 for a 2400 roll call. Continue reading Roll Call: Rampart and the Baby Powder Caper

Roll Call: NORTHEAST VICE AND THE NIGHT DROP ROBBERY

It was 1978 and I was assigned to Northeast Division Vice. From time to time, we had loanees from patrol, so they can better understand how we do the job. It was also an effective way to size up future vice cops. Ron was on loan and assigned to me. After a few nights of learning how to work bars and identify things like serving an obviously intoxicated person(s), gambling, prostitution, Ron was good to go solo Continue reading Roll Call: NORTHEAST VICE AND THE NIGHT DROP ROBBERY