400 Things Cops Know
Street-smart Lessons From A Veteran PatrolmanUnknown - 2014
"How does it feel to be in a high-speed car chase? What is it like to shoot someone? What do cops really think about the citizens they serve? Nearly everyone has wondered what its like to be a police officer, but no civilian really understands what happens on the job. 400 Things Cops Know shows police work on the inside, from the viewpoint of the regular cop on the beata profession that can range from rewarding to bizarre to terrifying, all within the course of an eight-hour shift. Written by veteran police sergeant Adam Plantinga, 400 Things Cops Know brings the reader into life the way cops experience ita life of danger, frustration, occasional triumph, and plenty of grindingly hard routine work. In a laconic, no-nonsense, dryly humorous style, Plantinga tells what hes learned from 13 years as a patrolman, from the everyday to the exotichow to know at a glance when a suspect is carrying a weapon or is going to attack, how to kick a door down, how to drive in a car chase without recklessly endangering the public, why you should always carry cigarettes, even if you dont smoke (offering a smoke is the best way to lure a suicide to safety), and what to do if you find a severed limb (dont put it on iceyou need to keep it dry.) 400 Things Cops Know deglamorizes police work, showing the gritty, stressful, sometimes disgusting reality of life on patrol, from the possibility of infectioncriminals dont always practice good hygieneto the physical, psychological, and emotional toll of police work. Plantinga shows what cops experience of death, the legal system, violence, prostitution, drug use, the social causes and consequences of crime, alcoholism, and more. Sometimes heartbreaking and often hilarious, 400 Things Cops Know is an eye-opening revelation of what life on the beat is really all about."
Publisher: Fresno, California :, Quill Driver Books,, 2014, ©2014.
Branch Call Number: 363. 2 PLA
Characteristics: xii, 194 pages ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Four hundred things cops know