Just the Facts, Ma'am

Thonie Hevron; bringing you the stories behind the badge

Roll Call: Northeast Vice, the Queen and the Motor Cop

By Mikey, Retired LAPD     During my vice tour at Northeast, from late 1978 to 1980, I had some very fun times, dangerous times and stake-out boring times. But … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Roll Call: Short Dogs #2

By Mikey, Retired LAPD Ventura pursuit, the CHP and the spike strips It was early Summer ’93 and I was working Rampart Day Watch as the Watch Commander with the … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · 5 Comments

Roll Call-Short Dogs

By Mikey, Retired LAPD On the LAPD, if I say the 647f (drunk in public) had a “Short Dog,” I’m talking about his wine bottle. I have several “short stories” … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · 3 Comments

Roll Call: The Calling

By Mikey, Retired LAPD Today is June 15, 2017, a day after the shooting in Virginia and the near massacre that was thwarted. Everyone there, the politicians, the aides, the … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · 7 Comments

Roll Call: The Female Chippie and the DUI

By Mikey, Retired LAPD The year is 1983 and I am working as a PT (Physical Training)/Self-Defense instructor at the LAPD academy, then located in Elysian Park. At that time, … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 5 Comments

Roll Call: LAPD’s First PIT Maneuver

During 2005, the department was training its officers on the Pursuit Intervention Technique or PIT maneuver. The PIT was to be performed at speeds below 35 MPH and other rules and procedures were in cooperated in the pursuit training/policy.

June 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

Roll Call: The Mexican Restaurant Robbers and Sarge

The LAPD has many specialized units that do some pretty spectacular things. With few exceptions, the officers who work these units all started in patrol, the back bone of the department.

May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Roll Call: Accidental Discharge

By Mikey, Retired LAPD …or “how I almost got fired,” as a recruit!   It was probably the second month of my LAPD academy training and we were in formation … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 · 4 Comments

Roll Call: Larry and the Short-cut

It was the winter of 1978 and as I recall the rain was relentless, not unlike what we have just experienced this year (2016). I was working Morning Watch with my partner Larry A. who liked to drive.

April 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Roll Call: The Kitchen Knife and the 5150

By Mikey, Retired LAPD  Rampart Division, 1992, shortly after the riots things were settling down, different, but settling down. Just as this 19-year veteran of the LAPD thinks he has … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · 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 Fridays. Sundays scheduled writers Hal Collier, Ed Meckle, Mikey, and John Schick take us through the days and nights of those who protect and serve.
Friday postings feature authors sharing their thoughts about this journey we call authorship.
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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