Honest and engaging, this memoir reveals Australia's first female chief commissioner's remarkable rise through the police ranks. A police officer for more than 35 years, Christine Nixon shares the pressures of a life in the public eye and coping with difficult aspects of the job, such as losing a colleague in the line of duty. Documenting a cultural shift in policing as well as in the role of women in Australia, this narrative portrays NixonÍs eight-year tenure as being characterized by her tough anticorruption stance, her frequently acrimonious relationship with the police association, and her high approval ratings with the Victorian public. Written from a unique point of view, this account explores one womanÍs personal and professional life.
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