Cops and Writers Podcast

147 Elvis, Police Work, Kevin Costner, Val Kilmer, And More With The Muti-Talented Police Officer Jeff Bonilla!

December 03, 2023 Patrick O'Donnell / Jeff Bonilla Episode 147
Cops and Writers Podcast
147 Elvis, Police Work, Kevin Costner, Val Kilmer, And More With The Muti-Talented Police Officer Jeff Bonilla!
Show Notes

Today on the show we have Author, Creative, Musician, and former Police Officer Jeff Bonilla. 
 Jeff was a police officer in two California departments, Burlingame PD and Daly City PD in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

He’s co-author of the groundbreaking book "So You Want To Be A Cop," this work has been recommended reading in multiple police academies, shedding light on the reality of life as a police officer. His current fiction novella "Terminal Hitman" is receiving great reviews.

Bonillo has ventured into Hollywood, creating alternative programming, and gaining unique insights into the entertainment industry. He had many of his projects optioned by top producers such as Ryan Seacrest, Merv Griffith, 3 Ball Productions, Jamie Kennedy Productions, and more. As an award-winning director, he has written and directed short films and directed commercials for such clients as Party City online.

Jeff is also a talented musician, with digital releases that have captivated audiences in over 40 different countries!

Please enjoy this wide-ranging discussion with Jeff Bonilla.

In today’s episode we discuss:

·      Jeff’s brush with Elvis. 

·      What impact did seeing Elvis have on him?

·      How and why, Jeff started his career in law enforcement?

·      What was it like being a police officer in the two different departments? 

·      Why he stopped being a cop?

·      Jeff tells us about the books he authored, So You Want To Be a Cop and Terminal Hitman.

·      Why he wrote these books. 

·      Jeff’s adventures in Hollywood, including writing, producing, and directing movies and commercials. 

·      Jeff’s music career.

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