“What Do Police Officers Do?”: Storytime with Author and JCPD Officers

What do police officers do? Children’s book author Jocelyn M. Lacey wrote a book answering that question and she came to your Library to talk about it! Lacey and Johnson City Police officers led a storytime and police-themed craft project on Tuesday, August 10 at 10 a.m. The event was held at the King Commons Natural Adventure Area across the street from the Library for ages 3-8 years.

Lacey was inspired to write her new children’s book, “What Do Police Officers Do?”, after taking part in JCPD’s Citizen’s Police Academy. The program is meant to enhance citizen awareness and understanding of the role that police play in society, and this is exactly what it did for Lacey.

“During the nine-week course, I got to ride along with police officers as they responded to calls. It was an eye-opening and life-changing experience,” says Lacey. “Getting a glimpse of what police officers experience daily in responding to difficult situations gave me an even greater appreciation and respect for them.”

“What Do Police Officers Do?” was published on June 28, 2021 by Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. It is Lacey’s third children’s book and is meant for ages 3-8 years. Her previous work includes “Coral’s First Sleepover” (2018) and “Pierre the Peacock” (2017).

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