Come watch ‘What do police officers do?’ author November 13

Jocelyn Lacey will read and sign copies of her book"What Do Police Officers Do?"  on Saturday, November 13 at the Townhouse School of the Kennebunkport Historical Society.

Jocelyn Lacey will provide copies of her book “What Do Police Officers Do?” reading and signing. on Saturday, November 13 at the Townhouse School of the Kennebunkport Historical Society.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Jocelyn Lacey, children’s author, will be ordering copies of her book “What Do Police Officers Do?” reading and signing. on Saturday, November 13 at the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s Townhouse School, 135 North Street.

The event, which begins at 10 a.m., includes a craft activity and the opportunity to hear an on-site police officer answer questions about their work.

The story in Lacey’s book, written nearly three years ago, is about a girl named Hope, who is intrigued when a local police officer visits her school, but is too shy to ask the officer questions about law enforcement. Hope goes home and tells her mother that she was too shy to talk to the cop. Her mother tells her that she once enrolled in a civilian police academy and explains the many aspects of an officer’s job.

Last year, Lacey said it saddens her that some children are taught to be afraid of police officers. “That breaks my heart,” she said. “My book is a message that they are generally there to help you and get you to safety.”

This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Autograph Session: Come Watch ‘What Do Police Officers Do?’ author November 13

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