Vicki Landreth is a make-up artist and officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. She lives in the Los Feliz neighborhood of L.A. She formerly worked as a make-up artist in Hollywood, but quit in 1985 to enroll in the police academy as a reserve officer. When her makeup skills were discovered by the vice squad, she was recruited to work in that unit full time.
In May of 2005, she created fake tattoos for cold-case detective Harry Bosch, based on the tattoos of Michael Allen Smith. She and Bosch had a brief affair when Bosch was a uniformed cop, and they got back together for one night in 2005.