Who We Are

The writers, journalists, specialists and experts of RenegadePopo.com are committed to investigating police issues, especially Posttraumatic Stress  Disorder (PTSD), and to creating a strong bond between law enforcement officers and the public.


Cleo M. Bretado

Cleo's mission is to improve the mental health of law enforcement officers by making people aware of the PTSD epidemic that is plaguing both police officers and the general public. More...

Alex M. Salazar

A former LAPD police officer, Alex is a private investigator in Los Angeles, CA. He developed PTSD as a result of a violent incident during his policing career, and is determined to help officers prevent and cope with the disorder. More...


Allen R. Kates, MFAW, BCECR

Allen has been a journalist and writer for more than 35 years. He is author of the groundbreaking book, CopShock, Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Now in its second edition, and the basis for an A&E Television Network documentary, CopShock is the definitive guide on police PTSD. More...


 Allen R. Kates, MFAW, BCECR
 Author of CopShock
 Seasoned journalist who specializes in police issues. More...

Alex M. Salazar
Former LAPD officer, Private Investigator
Committed to helping officers cope with PTSD. More...

Stuart H. Guy

A former LAPD officer, Stuart was involved in the North Hollywood Shoot-Out, an incident where 17 officers were shot, including Stuart. Severely traumatized, Stuart left law enforcement and became a pastor with his own church, and helps police officers cope with violent encounters. More...


Sandra J. Dixon, PMHCNS-BC

Mental health correspondent, specializing in child abuse and trauma issues.

Sandra J. Dixon practiced as an Advance Practice Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist in psychiatry for 20 years at Carle Physicians Group in Illinois. She recently retired and has dedicated herself to helping abused children and increasing the awareness of officials like police officers to their plight.

Prior to Carle, Sandra worked in a psychiatric hospital inpatient unit. She is dual certified in Adult and in Child/Adolescent Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing. More...


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