Policing at the Top: The Roles, Values and Attitudes of Chief Police Officers
Based on confidential interviews with a large number of chief police officers, Policing at the Top presents a revealing analysis of these important figures in British society. Bryan Caless provides a cross-section of this often neglected occupation as well as a broad introduction to the process of becoming a senior police officer and the expectations, pitfalls, and challenges of leadership. With security and safety issues of paramount concern to all citizens, this topical book offers a vital glimpse into the minds of those who exert a profound influence over how society deals with crime, disaffection, and marginalization.
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The notion of the top cop
1 Cloning or culture? The selection and appointment of chief officers
getting and keeping the top jobs
3 The challenge of leadership in the police
4 Oversight and chief officers relationships with police authorities directly elected police crime commissioners HMIC and the Home Office
the police closed shop
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