Variety, the Spice of the Job

Thoughts and Experiences from 31 Years of California Police Work

by David W. Donovan


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Softcover
$20.99
Hardcover
$31.99
E-Book
$3.99
Softcover
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/7/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781524600693
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781524600709
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781524600686

About the Book

In this book, David Donovan presents examples of the many types of assignments that local "beat cops" handle. From death investigations to missing persons, from traffic collisions to dealing with the mentally ill, Donovan supplies a sampler of cops’ interaction with the public. From the odd to the humorous, from police mistakes to police brilliances, the book presents the sights, sounds, and actions of police-citizen interactions.


About the Author

Retired police officer David Donovan chronicles the high points and low points of being a street cop in Oakland, Piedmont, and Pleasanton (California). At one time or another he worked every beat in each city, from the safest areas to the more dangerous, from the flatlands to the hills. He met victims and witnesses. He chased criminals, and caught his share of them.