We publish pocket-sized books
    designed for law enforcement.

Our books are available in ePUB, mobi, as well as PDF to better support smart phones and tablets, along with computers. See our eBooks page for details.




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About us

Pocket Press was founded in 1992, by a street officer and a prosecutor. This unique blend of experience and skills produces products specifically designed for patrol officers. This team still directs the company and reviews every book we publish. We are committed to publishing books that contain the information most needed by street officers in a form that is readily available: In hard-copy books, for smart phone or tablet, or for a computer — as well as at the department/precinct, or on the computer in the patrol car. We solicit and receive suggestions every year from working officers and prosecutors as to statutes to add to the books, or additional items to index to make the information easy to find. Our goal is to provide comprehensive statutory information in a convenient form.

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Our products

Pocket Press books are used by law enforcement, corrections, parole and probation departments, judges, juvenile departments, and many other public agencies — and are perfect for anyone who needs compact, comprehensive law books. They are also used by private companies in security, employment, and tenant screening.


We also make custom books.

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We offer electronic versions of our popular pocket-sized legal books and full-sized handbooks. These eBooks are available in three formats: ePUB, .mobi, and PDF. Our ePUB format can be read on any computer and most handheld devices using the appropriate reading device — including iPhone, iPad, and Android, plus Windows and Mac computer operating systems. Mobi format is compatible with Kindle and Nook e-reading devices, along with some readers for Windows or Mac computers. PDF format is best suited for desktop or laptop computers rather than handheld devices. PDFs do not readily support text reflow which make the format more difficult to use on a small screen device such as a smart phone.

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Customer Comments

Our best advertising is our customers.

"I immediately liked the small, convienent size and quick-locating index. Plus, there was a large increase in the Hispanic population in our area after Hurricane Katrina, and I need a simple and easy tool to help me communicate and stay the professional that I am. [Our Criminal Law guides have a 'Spanish for Street Officers' section. This helpful reference has sample dialogues for typical traffic and subject stops as well as commands for use when dealing with high risk incidents]."

—Street officer

"I have been using your books for the past 5 years and they are by far the best reference to laws for a patrol officer. I have told my fellow officers about the books and they are amazed how quickly and easily you can look up laws. Best of all is that similar statues are grouped together so it's also a great teaching tool for different group of crimes like thefts, domestic violence, and related traffic/criminal laws. Thank you."

—Street officer, Illinois

"My department is going to buy them for everyone, but I want them as quickly as possible, I want 2 of each as soon as you get them in."

—Street officer, California

"I am a police officer in Wisconsin, and this is the third year in a row I have ordered the criminal codes for my state. This year I ordered the Traffic Codes as well. I am also a field training officer, and find these books a great resource for trainees. I try to provide the new officer one when they complete their training program."

—FTO, Wisconsin

"The books are great and I use them while out on the street, but I love the PDA/electronic version. I always get asked questions when I am off duty and now I can show people what the law is."

—Street officer, Colorado

"In 13 years on the street I never had an easier time locating the information I needed "

—Street officer

"A ride along had one of your books and almost did not come back alive as everyone wanted to take it from him "

—Street officer

"I couldn't do my job without it."

—Street officer

"I was at a homicide scene and saw our District Attorney pull your book out of his pocket to look up what charges applied."

—State trooper


"It is easy to find what I want in your index."

—Municipal court judge

"I use these books every night."

—Street officer

"Your books are a great resource for current and future Police officers"

—Police cadet

"Your books they use, the big book they just throw in the back of the car"

—Shift Sergeant

"Have used your book for over a year now, and found it to be one of the most used and valuable time saving resources I have in my duty bag. Thanks"

—Street officer, Ohio

"Thank you for publishing a great book for police officers. My fellow officers saw the books and they all want me to order them one. Once again, thank you from all of us in the Newark Police Department, NJ"

—Street officer

I buy a new one every year with my equipment allowance. The price point is right on for a quality product, keep up the good work. (I believe this is the 4th yr in a row I have purchased from you guys and intend to continue.)

—Street officer, Indiana