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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

Multi-tasking: Mar Preston

Is there anything in life that doesn’t require multi-tasking skills of some sort or another? At any stage in life?

September 15, 2017 · 7 Comments

The Call Box: A Burglar’s Burglar

So, this is not a lecture but a tale, The Tale of the Master Burglar, or the burglar’s burglar.

September 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

Multi-tasking: Judy Alter

Who answers your phone? By Judy Alter We don’t have secretaries any more. The women—and increasingly, men—who do that are now administrative assistants. But back in the day, I was … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 10 Comments

Ramblings: Cop Dreams

Early in my cop career, I had visions of bad guys trying to do me harm but one dream really stands out. I was in Hollywood just south of Hollywood Boulevard in a parking lot. I was chasing this dirt bag in a trench coat.

September 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Author Multi-tasking: Thonie Hevron

Before becoming a full-time novelist, I made a career in law enforcement. Most of that time was as a 911 dispatcher.

September 1, 2017 · 5 Comments

View From the Tower: Rodney King Days

In the early nineties, I was working on the Complex Transportation Team. We were responsible for moving inmates from one facility to another inside our prison. We also transported to other local facilities such as county jails (LA, Orange, Feds, etc.), and sometimes upstate if the state bus crews had wheelchair bound inmates their buses.

August 27, 2017 · 3 Comments

Writing Rituals: Terry Shames

Well, that was fun! I just threw my writing rituals out the window. It was unintentional, but thorough in every way.

August 25, 2017 · 7 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

Writing Rituals: Bob Martin

I guess I can best describe what it takes to get me to sit down and write, by referencing the late Glenn Miller’s 1940 big-band hit. I have to be “In the Mood.”

August 18, 2017 · 6 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.



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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