Historian James A. Bultema knows the history of the Los Angeles Police Department. For years he served on the Board of Directors of the LAPD Historical Society. He was the force behind the award-winning six-hour documentary, Badge of Honor: An Insider’s History of the Los Angeles Police Department. In researching the script, Bultema spent six years thoroughly examining archives, libraries, historical societies, doing scores of interviews, and examining private collections. For 12 years he was the editor of the LA police historical society’s publication, The Link. Bultema also understands the LAPD from within, having served 25 years as a police officer.