All posts by: officermeraz

I once posted an Instagram story of me eating a donut. It got me several messages from people calling me a hypocrite and a fraud. Either these people have not...
“What are some good snacks for patrol?”  I get asked this question all the time.  It’s not a simple answer because everyone is different and everyone has different needs.  What...
A lot of people have been asking me what to do about being in debt and having bad credit with regards to passing a background investigation.  For starters, it’s important...
Two years after leaving the Marine Corps, I find myself sitting on a used couch in a tiny sweaty apartment in North Hollywood… AC is expensive.  The year is 2014...
I once had a radio call of a child with “oppositional defiance disorder.”  After her mom explained to me what a “monster” her child had turned out to be, I...
In an otherwise quiet residential neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mr. Winston, 62, sat handcuffed in his wheelchair on the sidewalk in front of his home. It was 4 a.m. when...
“Know yourself and seek self-improvement.”- Marine Corps leadership principles Want to be better at life? How about just trying to get hired as a police officer, or you if you are...
In writing this, my intent isn’t to get you to jog, it’s simply to tell you that your excuses for not jogging are bullshit, and to inform you how I...
0200 hours, 15 minutes to end of watch, and the radio blares, “4A15, be advised shots heard in the area of Broadway and Griffin.” While it’s common to get a...
Too many people focus on preparing for the academy, believing it to be the ultimate achievement.  It’s an achievement alright, but the real challenge begins when you hit the streets...