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A veteran police officer gives his thoughtful, balanced views on police shootings, racial profiling, community relations, and every other aspect of policing - and he'll change what you think about the police.

From the author of the acclaimed 400 Things Cops Know, Police Craft is a thought-provoking and revelatory examination of policing in America, as seen by a working police officer. Adam Plantinga, a 17-year veteran sergeant with the San Francisco Police Department, gives an inside view of the police officer's job, from handling evidence and conducting interrogations to coping with danger, violence, and death. Not hesitating to confront controversial issues, Plantinga presents the police officer's views on police shootings, racial profiling, and relationships between police and the community - and offers reasoned proposals on what the police and the public can do better. 

Hard-boiled, humorous, and compassionate, Plantinga wrestles with the complexities and contradictions of a job he loves in which he witnesses so much suffering. Transcending today's strident pro-cop/anti-cop rhetoric, Police Craft will give every listener a greater respect for the police and greater understanding of the job they do.

©2018 Adam Plantinga (P)2019 Tantor

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400 things cops know was better

Just a few thoughts .
1 400 Things cops know was a interesting , well thought out and entertaining audiobook

2. This book was good but written with much more caution and awareness of the public’s response . I firmly believe that either directly or in directly the writers supervisors told him to be careful of the effect his writing could have on his career or legacy.

3. listen to his first book and you will listen to this one. Listen to this book first and you might pass on 400 things cops know , any new law enforcement officer will certainly find a ton of good ( possibly life saving ) information in the stories from 400 things

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We want more!!!!

I’ve listened to both books now, 400 Things Cops Know and Police Craft. Author Adam Plantiga gives such insight into the life of cops that we can all better appreciate our men and women in blue. I love the straight forward story telling, the dry laugh out loud humor of real life situations, and the poignant realities of life on the beat. In this book, he addresses hot topics such as police shootings, racial profiling etc... The narrator is spot on! Just the right tone. Again, we want more!!!

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even better than the first

even better than the first I can't believe it was just so good if not better than his first I wish he would write another

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Accurate

There is a wealth of relatable detail in this book regardless what department you serve with.

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The narrator is fantastic!

Marvel’s intelligent, dry, sarcastic tone coupled with Plantinga’s hilarious writing is perfect. It took a few minutes to grow on me since I was adjusted to a completely different voice of Plantinga’s other audiobook, but once there, I think I want to find other books Marvel narrates.
As to Plantinga, I love this guy. As extremely informative and useful as a textbook, but repackaged by a comedian. Laugh out loud funny, helped me tremendously in my own job, and really touches the heart at times and gives me the drive to be a better human being, both at work and off. Thanks Adam. You’ve made as much of a difference with your books as you did on the street. We need more like you.

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I enjoyed it

Made me laugh on occasion. Truth and facts in this book. I would listen again.

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Give it a few chapters.

I enjoyed the stories and the writing. The narration felt a little dry and rigid at first, but after sticking with it a few chapters the voice grew on me and I could hear subtle emotions like deadpan humor coming through. It was worth getting used to the style to hear the rest once the narration clicked on with me.

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very funny and true

the dry humor in this book had me laughing out loud. it's also a really good look into a cops world. highly recommend

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Don’t waste a book credit

Terrible narration and content. Just random thoughts and experiences that doesn’t take the reader anywhere or provide any objective. Narration was equally bad. Waste of my credit.

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Love the humor

Interesting, not too serious but still serious, hilarious... even made my stoic husband laugh when he was pretending not to be interested in my audiobook choice. Ha, I knew he was listening. ;)