Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available
Book Image Not Available
Police Don't Move!
'well sometimes we do'
by N. E. Wood

Overview


Ride along in the patrol car as we see hear and feel the reality of life on the streets as a police officer on the Gold Coast - Australia's glitter strip. Meet the mad, the bad ... and the sad, in all their glory. Be amazed at the rat like cunning, the guile and of course the abject stupidity of offenders as they cross this talented author's path.

...Why did manic depressive Stacey just have to show everyone her brand new genital piercings? Why did the idiotic and glue addled career criminal choose to steal something so ... random? See how a shift goes from bad to worse thanks to two back to back tragic jobs.

These and a brace of other fascinating accounts of street policing in modern Australia are waiting for you in this first rate book.


                          If you'd like to read the first chapter FREE, just click HERE

                         *** NO signups, or conditions ... just read a chapter for free! ***


Read more

Description


An account of my years as an operational police officer on Queensland's Gold Coast. Some funny chapters and some decidedly sad, but all reflective of the extremes of human nature and behavior that street cops worldwide face on a daily basis.


                           If you'd like to read the first chapter FREE, just click HERE

                         *** NO signups, or conditions ... just read a chapter for free! ***


REVIEWS

Rated FIVE STARS on  Amazon , Apple iBooks & Goodreads!

I thought this would be good...and it was! Take this out to the pool for a quick read.  Amazon Verified Purchase Review

A charming writer, clever with words, and, an ever-so interesting collection of true stories. I read through this book in no time--a real page-turner--and couldn't wait to find out if, in the future, there might be another book published by Nick Wood. Indeed, in the epilogue, he states, " I don't believe that this book will be my last."  Deanna - Goodreads Review

"Wood takes us on his law enforcement career with him and puts us on an emotion roller coaster as he recounts the highs and the lows of his career. His writing is crisp, emotional and clearly paints a descriptive picture. Nick's recounted some very personal challenges performing in law enforcement and left his heart here for us all to read. This is a book I just could not put down"  Mark V. Retired Police Officer. California

“There are good cops and bad cops but the most successful surely are those who are observant cops. In this book, Wood demonstrates that he has excellent powers of observation of the range of human behaviors and emotions. This is clearly a skill that underpinned his policing career and certainly infuses his series of recollections. The stories are a delightful mixture of the humorous, the curious and sometimes the bizarre - all told with fluency and wit.”   Robyn Lincoln, Criminologist, Gold Coast, Australia.

“Wood reflects on the roller coaster life of a uniformed Cop in East Coast Australia. By turns it reveals comic tragic and pitiful examples of humankind. The personality of the officer is afflicted and overloaded by what he is presented with, leading to him, clearly a talented officer, being invalided off the force. Compelling reading, revealing the need for mental health first aid and awareness by all who manage frontline staff, whichever blue light service they work for.”  Paul Rennie, for over 25 years, a Mental Health Professional.

“From the first chapter of the book you get an understanding that Wood has not only walked in the boots of a uniformed officer on a very notorious beat, he has lived this life taking you into the stories like you are one of his partners in the patrol vehicle. This skill of being able to take the reader on a journey between some of the lighter and I must say funnier moments you deal with as a police officer, to the more sinister and brutally dangerous situations that police in all parts of the world deal with on a daily basis, is well done. A great read for all lovers of police stories, not just for police officers, or emergency personnel. Wood has done a great job and I look forward to his future works.”    A.G. - a currently serving officer on the Gold Coast, Australia.





Read more

About the author


N E Wood (Nick Wood) was born in 1961 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. At the age of twenty five, he and his then wife moved to the Gold Coast, also in Queensland, where he resided till 2007 when he was medically retired from the police service and – in his words – fled to Asia.

He opened a small, modest guesthouse in the Cambodian seaside town of Sihanoukville where he lived for four years before moving to another seaside town in eastern Thailand, where he wrote POLICE, DON’T MOVE! He says of himself that he has three main loves in his life, those being his two daughters and a good book.

Read more

Book details

Genre:TRUE CRIME

Subgenre:General

Language:English

Pages:345

eBook ISBN:9781626751507


Overview


Ride along in the patrol car as we see hear and feel the reality of life on the streets as a police officer on the Gold Coast - Australia's glitter strip. Meet the mad, the bad ... and the sad, in all their glory. Be amazed at the rat like cunning, the guile and of course the abject stupidity of offenders as they cross this talented author's path.

...Why did manic depressive Stacey just have to show everyone her brand new genital piercings? Why did the idiotic and glue addled career criminal choose to steal something so ... random? See how a shift goes from bad to worse thanks to two back to back tragic jobs.

These and a brace of other fascinating accounts of street policing in modern Australia are waiting for you in this first rate book.


                          If you'd like to read the first chapter FREE, just click HERE

                         *** NO signups, or conditions ... just read a chapter for free! ***


Read more

Description


An account of my years as an operational police officer on Queensland's Gold Coast. Some funny chapters and some decidedly sad, but all reflective of the extremes of human nature and behavior that street cops worldwide face on a daily basis.


                           If you'd like to read the first chapter FREE, just click HERE

                         *** NO signups, or conditions ... just read a chapter for free! ***


REVIEWS

Rated FIVE STARS on  Amazon , Apple iBooks & Goodreads!

I thought this would be good...and it was! Take this out to the pool for a quick read.  Amazon Verified Purchase Review

A charming writer, clever with words, and, an ever-so interesting collection of true stories. I read through this book in no time--a real page-turner--and couldn't wait to find out if, in the future, there might be another book published by Nick Wood. Indeed, in the epilogue, he states, " I don't believe that this book will be my last."  Deanna - Goodreads Review

"Wood takes us on his law enforcement career with him and puts us on an emotion roller coaster as he recounts the highs and the lows of his career. His writing is crisp, emotional and clearly paints a descriptive picture. Nick's recounted some very personal challenges performing in law enforcement and left his heart here for us all to read. This is a book I just could not put down"  Mark V. Retired Police Officer. California

“There are good cops and bad cops but the most successful surely are those who are observant cops. In this book, Wood demonstrates that he has excellent powers of observation of the range of human behaviors and emotions. This is clearly a skill that underpinned his policing career and certainly infuses his series of recollections. The stories are a delightful mixture of the humorous, the curious and sometimes the bizarre - all told with fluency and wit.”   Robyn Lincoln, Criminologist, Gold Coast, Australia.

“Wood reflects on the roller coaster life of a uniformed Cop in East Coast Australia. By turns it reveals comic tragic and pitiful examples of humankind. The personality of the officer is afflicted and overloaded by what he is presented with, leading to him, clearly a talented officer, being invalided off the force. Compelling reading, revealing the need for mental health first aid and awareness by all who manage frontline staff, whichever blue light service they work for.”  Paul Rennie, for over 25 years, a Mental Health Professional.

“From the first chapter of the book you get an understanding that Wood has not only walked in the boots of a uniformed officer on a very notorious beat, he has lived this life taking you into the stories like you are one of his partners in the patrol vehicle. This skill of being able to take the reader on a journey between some of the lighter and I must say funnier moments you deal with as a police officer, to the more sinister and brutally dangerous situations that police in all parts of the world deal with on a daily basis, is well done. A great read for all lovers of police stories, not just for police officers, or emergency personnel. Wood has done a great job and I look forward to his future works.”    A.G. - a currently serving officer on the Gold Coast, Australia.





Read more

About the author


N E Wood (Nick Wood) was born in 1961 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. At the age of twenty five, he and his then wife moved to the Gold Coast, also in Queensland, where he resided till 2007 when he was medically retired from the police service and – in his words – fled to Asia.

He opened a small, modest guesthouse in the Cambodian seaside town of Sihanoukville where he lived for four years before moving to another seaside town in eastern Thailand, where he wrote POLICE, DON’T MOVE! He says of himself that he has three main loves in his life, those being his two daughters and a good book.

Read more

Also available at

Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.