|My mother always told me that if I was lost I could go up to a policeman and that he would help me to find my way home.
|I never did get lost, but I always remembered what my mother told me about the police.
|I think policemen look very nice in their uniforms.
|I see police officers drive by in their police cars.
|In my town we even have police officers on bicycles.
|Policemen and policewomen have a job that can sometimes be dangerous.
|They have to catch people who break the law.
|Sometimes, they have to chase people or try to calm people down.
|To be a police officer you need a lot of training.
|It is important to be able to deal with people effectively.
|A police officer came to our school.
|He had a police dog with him.
|The officer showed us how the dog could track down criminals.
|The dog was very smart.
|He could even find things that were hidden.
|Criminals sometimes hide things that they don’t want the police to find.
|The policeman told us that he and his dog were partners.
|His dog lives at his house with the policeman and his family.
|Sometimes I see police cars on the side of the road.
|The police stop people who are speeding or are not wearing their seatbelts.
|The police officers warn people or give out tickets.
|Sometimes they even have to arrest people.
|Police officers are just doing their job when they arrest people.
|Some people need to be arrested and put in jail to make it safer for the rest of us.