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Scott Baker, a highly decorated former New York Police Department police officer co-author The Funniest Cop Stories Ever.  According to Scott Baker, “When I was a cop with the NYPD, I saw so many funny things happen on the street that I thought that one day I would collect and write them in a book. This is the final result. For several years I went around interviewing cops from all over the country, and I found that the stories in Baltimore or LA and everywhere else were as funny as any in New York. Nothing quite prepares you for what you see on the street once you become a cop. It is one of the most dangerous jobs, but also the most fun as well. One minute you are shot at the next you are convincing a woman that there are no people from outer space after her.”

Readers have said of The Funniest Cop Stories Ever:

“I gave this book to my Dad as a Christmas Gift. He told me that he really liked the book. As a retired Policeman, he said that he could relate to the stories, and even has a few of his own. Based on his feedback, I recommend it.”

“This book was so funny. I could picture all the wacky things the officer's were doing. I was laughing out loud.”

“As a former NYPD officer this book is on the money! As I was reading the book I could picture all of the stories happening and it made me laugh out loud . It brought back many of the good times I hade on patrol. You really could not make this stuff up. The authors also managed to keep it clean without losing the humor so I was able to give it to my kids to read. If you want a good laugh or need a gift for an officer friend this is the book.”

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From the History of the New York Police Department

The Mayor, in his message, June 18, 1832, expressed his gratification at the improved condition of the City Watch, "upon which the repose of our citizens, and the safety of our property so essentially depend." "the persons so engaged," said the Mayor, "had always constituted a highly respectable class, with some few exceptions, and under the judicious arrangements of their Captains, the Watch were becoming constantly more useful, and were entitled to confidence and encouragement."

The Finance Committee--to whom was referred the communication from the Comptroller on the subject of extra police services--on July 23 reported that the thirty-fourth section of the Act to reduce the several laws relating particularly to the State of New York, into one act, together with the report of the Police committee adopted by the Common Council, February, 1812, authorized the Comptroller to make such payments only under the certificate of the Special Justices. In the present case, it was claimed the Ward Magistrate, no having been aware of such regulation, employed officers without the knowledge of the Special Justices, but, as this was evidently done in good faith, the committee recommended that the Comptroller pay the sum of one hundred and thirty-two dollars and sixty-six cents to such officers. The common Council, while adopting the report, declared it to be their opinion that the law required that the services of the Police officers in the several Wards should be obtained solely on application to the Special Police Magistrates, in order that such services might be ]certified to by them according to law, and that no bills should thereafter be paid that did not comply with these conditions.

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