Policing at the top: the roles, values, and attitudes of chief police officers


Caless, B. 2011. Policing at the top: the roles, values, and attitudes of chief police officers. Bristol Policy Press.
AuthorsCaless, B.
ContributorsCaless, B.

Chief police officers are often shadowy enigmas, even to members of their own forces, yet they make far-reaching strategic command decisions about policing, armed responses, operations against criminals and allocation of resources. What is their background? Where do they come from? How are chief officers selected? What do they think of those who hold them to account? Where do they stand on direct entry at different levels and what do they think of a National Police Force? Bryn Caless has had privileged access to this occupational elite and presents their frank and sometimes controversial views in this ground-breaking social study, which will fascinate serving officers, students of the police, academic commentators, journalists and social scientists, as well as concerned citizens who want to understand those who command our police forces.

PublisherPolicy Press
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Print07 Sep 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited23 Nov 2012
Place of publicationBristol
Official URLhttp://www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?K=9781447300151
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