I only saw the ad on CNN once last night and I have no idea if the book is good, bad, or indifferent, but it struck me odd that many—if not most—of the images used to flog Police Heroes featured cops in full battle-dress. Helmets, body-armor, fully-automatic weapons, the whole kit. Looked like a bunch of special-ops warriors, not your local constables.
Then again, maybe that is how the public wants to see its police officers: Fantastically outfitted to do battle with the forces of evil. Not so much police heroes, but police superheroes.