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By Adam Plantinga

How does it believe to be in a high-speed automobile chase? what's it prefer to shoot somebody? What do law enforcement officials particularly take into consideration the electorate they serve?

Nearly everybody has questioned what it’s prefer to be a police officer, yet no civilian relatively is familiar with what occurs at the task. “400 issues police officers Know” indicates police paintings at the inside of, from the perspective of the common cop at the beat—a occupation which may diversity from worthwhile to weird and wonderful to terrifying, all in the process an eight-hour shift. Written via veteran police sergeant Adam Plantinga, 400 issues law enforcement officials Know brings the reader into lifestyles the best way law enforcement officials event it—a lifetime of risk, frustration, occasional triumph, and many grindingly challenging regimen paintings.

In a laconic, no-nonsense, dryly funny kind, Plantinga tells what he’s realized from thirteen years as a patrolman, from the standard to the exotic—how to understand at a look while a suspect is sporting a weapon or goes to assault, easy methods to kick a door down, the best way to force in a motor vehicle chase with no recklessly endangering the general public, why you want to regularly hold cigarettes, whether you don’t smoke (offering a smoke is tips to entice a suicide to safety), and what to do should you discover a severed limb (don’t positioned it on ice—you have to maintain it dry.)

400 issues police officers Know deglamorizes police paintings, exhibiting the gritty, annoying, occasionally disgusting truth of lifestyles on patrol, from the potential for infection—criminals don’t continuously perform reliable hygiene—to the actual, mental, and emotional toll of police paintings. Plantinga exhibits what police officers adventure of dying, the criminal procedure, violence, prostitution, drug use, the social factors and results of crime, alcoholism, and extra. occasionally heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious, 400 issues law enforcement officials Know is an eye-opening revelation of what existence at the beat is de facto all about.

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