Policing at the Top

The Roles, Values and Attitudes of Chief Police Officers

Bryn Caless

Policing at the Top

Bryn Caless

Distributed for Bristol University Press

268 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447300151 Published September 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $116.00 ISBN: 9781447300168 Published September 2011 For sale in North and South America only

 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.

List of tables
Notes on the research methodology
About the author

Introduction: the notion of the ‘top cop’
1. Cloning or culture? The selection and appointment of chief officers
2. ‘The golden finger’: 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
5. On the nature of experience and exclusivity: the police ‘closed shop’
6. The future of policing
Postscript: Police leaders and resignations

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