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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.