Police Chiefs in the UK

Politicians, HR Managers or Cops?

  • Mark Roycroft

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Current Model of Policing in the UK

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Crime and Terrorism: The Interviewee’s Views

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Mark Roycroft
      Pages 61-86
  4. The Individuals; the Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs)

  5. The Policing Structure, the Interviewee’s Views

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Mark Roycroft
      Pages 191-202
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-223

About this book


This book examines the changing police landscape over the past 25 years to establish how Police Leadership has evolved to meet this challenge. Through interviews with 35 Chief Police Officers in the UK, the author explores a range of policing issues such as crime investigation, terrorism, police governance, austerity issues, the role of the IPCC and public order provision. The book also highlights views on key topics such as armed policing, globalisation of crime and the structure of forces. Building on the seminal text Chief Constables: Bobbies, Bosses or Bureaucrats by Robert Reiner, which is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary, this book brings research on policing up to date with the modern world. An engaging and well-researched project, this book will be of great interest to scholars of criminal justice, policing and security studies.


Policing Criminology Criminal Justice Constable Terrorism Armed Police Austerity Organisation Management Globalisation Crime investigation Terrorism

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Roycroft
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East London StratfordUnited Kingdom

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