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Children's LiteratureYoung readers can learn all about the working life of a police office and how he spends his day. This book is part of the "First Facts, Community Helpers at Work Series." The day's activities are presented in question and answer format. For example, the question "How do police officers know where help is needed?" is followed by a photograph of Officer David listening to his two-way radio as he eats lunch with a female officer, and the accompanying text explains the picture. A clock appears with each picture, so the readers can track the time of the activities. Fun facts are also included such as that New Jersey was the first state to have bullet proof vests for canine officers. The end material of the book includes a glossary, book references, and an Internet address. The book overall focuses on the officer's tasks and what he needs to complete the tasks, such as his baton, radio and computer. The photographs show both male and female officers to help break stereotypes, and the photographs and text work well together to get the information across. Large type face is used, so children can work on reading by themselves. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 5 to 8.