Police, Arrests & Suspects: The True Story of a Front Line Officer by John Donoghue


Book Description:

FACT is stranger than FICTION on the front line…

Who’s afraid of the Ginger Bread Man?
Why do police like big busts?
How can a priest assist in a violent robbery?
When does Hitler figure in police negotiations?
Why can making mashed potato get you arrested?
When do police deploy the banana phone?
What happens when you die if CSI don’t like you?

Come on patrol with PC Donoghue and discover the funny, interesting and bizarre side of life on the front line of British policing. Police, Arrests & Suspects is the third fascinating account of a front line police response officer in ‘The True Story of a Front Line Officer’ series. John’s books remain hugely popular today, with over 600 5-star Amazon reviews combined.

WARNING: Contains Humour & Traces of Nuts

My Thoughts:

Police, Arrests & Suspects is a work of non fiction about the authors own experiences as a police officer.

The author shares with us stories of the more funnier and strangest call outs he has been to, so it actually makes for quite a fun but at times unbelievable read.

There is one chapter which he dedicates to, what I can only explain as the most idiotic, 999 calls that they receive. Obviously it really shouldn’t be a laughing matter that people are wasting police time as well as tying up phone lines with anything but emergencies, but some of the things that people phone up about are just so ridiculous that my jaw dropped open in shock more than a few times. It is really quite worrying that some of the human race are unable to understand the meaning of the word emergency.

My favourite story had to be the very first one of the authors experience of pulling over a drink driver. Again it isn’t a laughing matter as it is a very serious offence, but the lady who obviously thinks she’s above the law was very humorous. I’m sure when she sobered up she will look back on that particular incident with shame and regret, well I would hope so anyway.

Police, Arrests & Suspects will give readers the chance to see a side of being a police officer that you won’t see in a movie or a crime series on television. Even though most of the stories are of a light hearted nature, there are a couple of more serious ones in there. It certainly made me value what our police officers do even more after reading this book.

A very different type of crime book but one I think readers will certainly be entertained by.

Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Police, Arrests & Suspects is available to purchase from Amazon.

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