ISBN-10: 0955285410
ISBN-13: 9780955285417

Wasting Police Time - PC David Copperfield

Full Title: Wasting Police Time: The Crazy World of the War on Crime

Author(s): David Copperfield
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 252 pages
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Monday Books
Publication Date: 9th October 2006

PC DAVID COPPERFIELD is an ordinary beat bobby quietly waging the war on crime...when he gets time. He's usually drowning in a sea of paperwork, government initiatives and bogus targets.

Wasting Police Time is his hilarious but shocking picture of life in a modern British town. It's a world where teenage yobs terrorise old folks, drunken couples beat each other up in front of their children and drug-addicted burglars and muggers roam free. PC Copperfield reveals how millions and millions of pounds in taxpayers' money is wasted and frittered away while the thin blue line is crushed under the burden of mad, politically correct bureaucracy, as crime statistics are fiddled shamelessly (he explains how) and crime spirals ever upwards (he shows why). It's the first time a British policeman has addressed these issues in a book. PC Copperfield's internet diary, Coppersblog, is essential reading for many thousands of people. It has won online writing awards and attracted rave reviews for its dry wit from The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer and The Daily Telegraph. The Mail on Sunday ran 10,000 words from the blog across three full pages. He brings the same incisive, acid humour to bear in Wasting Police Time. 'Never, ever call the police,' he writes, 'because we won't help you. My advice is this: buy a gun and never open the door to any government official again.' His advice may not go down well with the Home Secretary, or PC Copperfield's own Chief Constable, but it will certainly strike a chord with a million serving and retired police officers and millions of ordinary Britons. ISBN 0955285410, 0-9552854-1-0, 978-0955285417, 9780955285417,

PC Copperfield's book has been making media waves, with appearances on BBC1's Newsnight and BBC Radio Five Live, Sky News and Talk Sport. He's generated a lot of interest in the newspapers, too.

Read PC Copperfield's on-line blog at


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