A Day in the Life of a Police Officer


This book follows a police officer through the work day, and describes the occupation and what the job requires.
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This book follows a police officer through the work day, and describes the occupation and what the job requires.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Young 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.
—Patricia Silverberg
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736846707
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: Community Helpers at Work Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 142,559
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: NC650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.01 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Table of Contents

What do police officers wear during their shifts? 4
What happens at a briefing? 7
What do police officers drive? 8
How do police officers know where help is needed? 11
How do police officers help in emergencies? 12
What do police officers do when they are not stopping crime? 14
How do police officers know if someone is speeding? 16
What happens at the end of a shift? 18
Amazing But True! 20
Equipment Photo Diagram 20
Glossary 22
Internet Sites 23
Index 24
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