KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Local children’s book author Jocelyn Lacey will be reading and signing copies of her book “What Do Police Officers Do?” on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s Townhouse School, 135 North Street.
The event, which is set to begin at 10 a.m., will include a craft activity and an opportunity to hear a police officer in attendance answer questions about their job.
Written nearly three years ago, the story in Lacey’s book focuses on a girl named Hope, who is intrigued when a local police officer visits her school but is too shy to ask the officer any questions about law enforcement. Hope goes home and tells her mother she was too shy to speak to the officer. Her mom tells her she once enrolled in a Citizens Police Academy and explains the many aspects of an officer’s job.
Last year, Lacey said it makes her sad to think some children are being taught to fear police officers. “That breaks my heart,” she said. “My book is a message that, on the whole, they’re there to help you and get you to safety.”
This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Book signing: Come see ‘What Do Police Officers Do?’ author Nov. 13