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"Peckerwood in the Hood is as close as civilians will ever get to being a real cop, unless they become one." ~Steve Reist, (Ret.) KCPD officer
America wants to know.
What is it like being a cop?
Why do they think and behave the way they do?
What did the firearms instructor mean when he said,
“It is better to be tried by twelve than carried by six…”?
Why are so many cops depressed?
When a cop retires, does (s)he "go from saving lives to saving coupons"?
Peckerwood in the Hood answers these questions and more in a most entertaining memoir.
Enjoy a slice of Americana. See how human cops can be.
Learn why one reviewer called it “Brutally honest.”
Join Peckerwood, a white cop in an urban area,
on a wild roller coaster ride as he tries to police the inner city.
“In his book, you get the same Dave Rawlings that I had the honor to work with - the real deal." ~Major Greg Mills (Ret.), KCPD, Chief of Police, Riverside, Mo.” ...more reviews and endorsements