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  • Posted December 30, 2011

    Excellent!!!

    As a woman who recently fell in love with a cop, this is such an informative book! It has helped me to understand how my cop ticks, reacts, thinks and functions every day outside of his job. The job of police officer doesn't stop at 5 o'clock ... it's a job that most cops live and breathe all day, every day of the rest of their lives. This is a book that I will refer to often in helping my cop deal with his struggle to fit in with the rest of us. Very Good Book!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Recommended

    My son has just started the police academy and this book was suggested for loved ones to read. As I have read the book I have a better understand of what my son will be dealing with as a police officer and how to assist him and/or his family when he is dealing with various events that will happen during his day. I would highly recommended this book to any one who has a family member on the forces or just beginning the process.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    Mostly useless information

    Unfortunately, the only useful information in this book is at the end, where she lists several organizations that might be of help to police officers and their families. The author, a big-time Bay Area liberal, who admits to knowing nothing about actual police work, apparently has a huge ego, and needed to see her name on the cover of a book. Save your money.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2009

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    The Only One Who Hates It?

    Unlike most of those who have reviewed this book, I found it extremely negative and depressing. I am constantly asking myself why the police department would give this book to the spouses/significant others of the soon to start police cadets. Do they know they are instilling fear and dread into the minds of a hundred women? In talking with a few of the other cadet spouses I have found that the overall consensus on how we have reacted to this book is negative. That said, I have no experience with police life and this book struck me as a blow to the police culture. I basically felt that the main points of the book were 1) police officers are unfaithful to their spouses and most couples end up getting divorced, 2) police officers tend to abuse their wives and sometimes fatally kill them, 3) they are mostly alcoholics and emotionally defective. I believe this is not true of the majority...but then again I am not a police wife, just the girlfriend of a cadet. Those that have been living the lifestyle may have a totally different view than me.
    However, I belive the research was well presented and the book well written (statistically speaking). I had no problem reading the book cover-to-cover with the curiosity of what would come next.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2013

    Going through police troubles years ago, I found this book. It

    Going through police troubles years ago, I found this book. It was valuable. It grew more valuable. Seeing others around me stressing along with me, the book
    took on more importance.
    The revised edition contains new and fresh insights. We in the profession are realizing how important this book is. This belongs on the same level with our firearms training. Cops need both.
    As I have stated before, if I were running a police academy, I would make this book required reading.Clear, insightful and compassionate, nobody who is a cop or cares about a cop can afford to pass on this book.
    ---Frank Hickey, LAPD retired and author.

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  • Posted July 28, 2012

    Very Frustrating

    I find this book justifying all sorts of behaviors that ruin relationships. There are no suggestions as how to deal with them, it simply points out the negative and moves to the next issue.... misery loves company? ???

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