P Is for Police

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By Joan Waites

Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

P Is for Police

ABOUT Joan Waites

Joan Waites
Joan C. Waites has illustrated numerous Pelican titles, including Daniel Boone: Trailblazer, The Waving Girl, and Moon's Cloud Blanket, which was an IRA/CBC Children's Choice Program 2004 Selection. She has also been awarded the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award (2001) and the Educationa More...



If you ask a group of five-year-olds what they want to be when they grow up, one of the first responses you get is "a policeman." This alphabetical police primer kicks off with A is for academy and ends with Z is for zoom lens. In between, children learn the basics of police work including when the first force began, the equipment used on the job, and some of the different careers in law enforcement. Whether they want to patrol the beat, search for clues, or partner up with a member of the K-9 unit, children will get a glimpse into their desired profession. With C is for codes, young cadets will learn how cops talk to each other over the radio. Q is for questioning explains the difference between interrogations and interviews, while Y is for yellow crime tape informs them of one of the first things that has to be done at the scene of a crime. Each entry is accompanied by a cat hidden in the illustration to encourage emerging detective skills.