Roll Call: Just off Probation, Rampart ’74

By Mikey, Retired LAPD I was just assigned PM Watch patrol at Rampart Division and I’m excited that as a brand-new P-2, I’ll be working with another brand-new P-2! Oh yeah, it doesn’t get any better than that and the best thing is that we get to make our own decisions! Real adults! So, I find that my partner is another Hispanic (We are both Mexicans. Just say it) and he is as excited as I am. We flip as to who is going to drive and the other partner is TGOTR, he is the “guy on the right.” He … Continue reading Roll Call: Just off Probation, Rampart ’74

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