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Why Choose Our Books?

The Ultimate Legal Companion - Why Pocket Press Books Are a Smart Choice

Clear and Current Information:

Legislative changes are easy to identify in our books. In each amended statute in the new editions, legislative changes are highlighted in bold italics. This ensures that you have the most up-to-date information at your fingertips.
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Easy-to-Use Index

We designed our books with you in mind. Each one features an easy-to-use index, ensuring that you can quickly find the information you need. Whether you're a law enforcement officer, an attorney, or a private business owner, our books will save you time and frustration.
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Affordable and Cost-Efficient:

Our books are priced to fit any budget. Our pocket guides are priced at only $9.99, and our full-sized, spiral-bound handbooks are just $19.99. You won't find a more cost-effective way to get comprehensive and reliable legal information.

Convenient Size

Our books are designed to be taken with you wherever you go. They are shirt-pocket sized for convenient use in the field. Whether you're on patrol or in a meeting, you can easily refer to our books without having to carry around heavy, cumbersome legal tomes.

About Our Products

Our books are shirt-pocket sized for convenient use in the field. These cost-efficient books are reasonably priced at $9.99 for our pocket guides and $19.99 for our full-sized, spiral-bound handbooks. Each book features an easy-to-use index, ensuring that you quickly find what you need. Legislative changes are identified by bold italics formatting in each amended statute in the new editions. 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. Call (888) 237-2110 for more information.

About Us

Pocket Press was founded in 1992 by a street officer. This unique blend of experience and skills produces products specifically designed for patrol officers. We are committed to publishing books that contain the information most needed by street officers and other criminal justice system professionals 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.

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Ebook versions available for all devices

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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Shipping Info

Free shipping on orders over $100

1 and 2 book orders ship either USPS First Class or Media Mail, but faster delivery is available, including overnight.

The shipping and handling charges cover:

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  • Order processing
  • Packaging materials
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If your agency requires payment for exact shipping charges only, please advise us of this when ordering, and we will invoice only the exact USPS postage. (In this case, the discount table will not apply.)

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We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Credit card orders are charged when the order is placed, because we do NOT maintain credit card numbers on file. They are erased as soon as the charge is approved.


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Personal Checks, Money Orders, and E-checks.

Personal checks are accepted. However, please note that if a check is returned for insufficient funds (NSF), there is a $25 returned check charge to cover our processing, plus the cost of the charge-back fee from our bank (typically $6.) If paying by personal check, please note that your items will be shipped two weeks after we receive payment to allow time for your check to clear.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I don't work in law enforcement. Can I still purchase a book?
Yes! While our books are designed for and used by many police departments throughout the U.S., they are available to the public. Our books are also great for private citizens, neighborhood watch groups, attorneys, judges — anyone seeking accurate, up-to-date laws in a convenient format.
How big are your books? Will they really fit in my pocket?
Our pocket-sized books measure 3½ x 5 ¼” — and are designed to fit in your shirt pocket. Our handbooks (which combine both Criminal and Traffic* laws) measure 8 x 5” — a conveniently sized publication that you can keep in your home, car, or office.
*When available. Handbooks for states without Traffic Code books will not contain traffic material.
What kinds of laws can I expect to find in your book?
Our team of editors is headed by an experienced street officer and a prosecuting attorney, who carefully hand-select the sets of laws to include in each of our books. Their goal is to select content from a state’s vehicle code and criminal code that will be of most use to a street officer — so you get the most relevant information possible. See our About Us page for more information.
Do you offer discounts for large orders?
Yes. See our Discounts page for details.
Can Pocket Press create custom books?
Yes. We can customize books for your jurisdiction or field — including laws specific to your city, county, state, or agency. Please Contact Us for details. We will get back to you as soon as we are able.
What year is the current book?
Right now all of our updated books are 2023 editions — except for our Oregon, Texas, Arkansas, and North Dakota books. These are two-year states, which legislative updates every other year. Please note: because states release new updated material at different times, not all editions will be available at the same time. Some editions may not be ready until late-spring. See products page for availability.
When will next year’s version be available?
For all states, updated books are released on different dates, and reflect the most recent legislative session where certified changes are available. We get to work updating our books as soon as a state’s legislature certifies the material. This means we typically publish the updated version of book a few weeks to a month after the most recent legislative session is over.
If you would like detailed information about when a specific book will be published, please feel free to Contact Us.
I see the phrase “Spanish for Law Enforcement” on the cover of some of your books. Does this mean the book is in Spanish?
No. Our books are in English. “Spanish for Law Enforcement” is a special section in the back of all Pocket Press books, designed to help law enforcement officers communicate with Spanish speakers while on the job. The section features helpful Spanish/English translations of commonly used phrases, questions, and commands. The section also contains a pronunciation guide to help you enunciate words, syllable by syllable.
Once I purchase a digital book, do I need to download it immediately?
Once purchased, digital books must be downloaded within twenty-four hours. If you experience problems related to this, please email sales@pocketpressinc.com.
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