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400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Quill Driver Books
Publication date October 1, 2014
Pages 194
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781610352178
ISBN-10 1610352173
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.64 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 it’s 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 beat―a 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 it―a life of danger, frustration, occasional triumph, and plenty of grindingly hard routine work.

In a laconic, no-nonsense, dryly humorous style, Plantinga tells what he’s learned from 13 years as a patrolman, from the everyday to the exotic―how 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 don’t smoke (offering a smoke is the best way to lure a suicide to safety), and what to do if you find a severed limb (don’t put it on ice―you 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 infection―criminals don’t always practice good hygiene―to 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.

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Paperback
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from Quill Driver Books (October 1, 2014)
9781610352178 | details & prices | 194 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $14.95
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CD/Spoken Word
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With Mark Boyett (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Audible Studios on Brilliance audio (May 24, 2016)
9781522658832 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | List price $9.99
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