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The Call Box: Copland Stories

Copland stories – courtroom antics by Judge Ida Mae Adams

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Why Be a Cop? part 3

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD This is the third in a three part series about why some became cops. The results are from an informal survey sent out by Hal … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Call Box: Sometimes I Just Wonder

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD   I can’t explain it but sometimes I just wonder about things. In this case I went online and checked Department of Defense and FBI … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ramblings, Why Be a Cop? part 2

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD   A few weeks ago, I asked forty cops, “Why did you become a cop with the LAPD? Who influenced you to join?” Twenty-four responded … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Call Box: Another Deuces Wild

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD Several more years have passed and I am working with my sometimes partner, Billy Tibbs. We are in East L.A., an area unfamiliar to either … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · 5 Comments

Ramblings: Why Be a Cop? Part 1

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD About a week before Christmas I sent out a Ramblings survey question to 40 former members of the LAPD. I received 24 responses. The responses … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Call Box: More Deuces Wild

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD I am now three years older and smarter (?) and working Vice with my regular partner, Frank Isbell. We find ourselves behind Hollywood’s exaggerated version … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Ramblings: A Slam Dunk Case?

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD Now, I’ve been around the block a few times and not so naïve that I believe all cops tell the truth. Every so often a cop … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Call Box: Deuces Wild

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD To our out of state and/or non-law enforcement friend, a “deuce” is police slang for a drunk driver. It’s also known as DUI (Driving under … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: More Practical Jokes

By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD Practical Joke:  I never passed up a chance to lighten the mood and when an opportunity presented itself I usually jumped at it. Now, sometimes it … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · 2 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.


Thonie Hevron


Just the Facts, Ma'am posts Sundays and Wednesdays. Guest writers Gerry Goldshine, Hal Collier, Melissa Kositzin and sometime Woody Hoke take us through the days and nights of those who protect and serve. 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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