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Description - Leadership Skills in Policing by Colin Rogers

This practical guide to developing leadership skills in policing examines the qualities that make up a good leader, providing a variety of examples of good leadership approaches in various policing contexts. Police organisations are increasingly recognising the role of leadership at every level of the police hierarchy; with police officers involving themselves with partnership work, attending and facilitating public meetings and heading neighbourhood policing teams, as well as their more traditional police work. This book aims to enhance leadership skills in policing and ensure officers carry out their duties as effectively as possible. It outlines the theory and concepts of leadership and applies them to police management structures, offering advice on a wide range of issues. These issues include leading teams, motivating others, dealing with disputes, problem-solving, participating in meetings and ethical leadership. All explanations are supported by exercises, examples of both good and bad leadership approaches, flow charts, useful websites and suggested further reading. The first practical guide to tackle leadership aimed at uniformed officers, this title is an essential purchase for anyone within the police service who has responsibility for leading at the front line of the police service. The book forms part of the Blackstone's Practical Policing Series. The series, aimed at junior to middle ranking officers, consists of practical guides containing clear and detailed explanations of the relevant legislation and practice, accompanied by case studies, illustrative diagrams and useful checklists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199539512
ISBN-10: 0199539510
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Pages: 298
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Colin Rogers

Dr Colin Rogers is a Senior Lecturer in Police Sciences at the School of Applied Sciences, University of Glamorgan. He has written and developed modules on police management, crime reduction partnerships, police duties and police law, and teaches student police officers as well as undergraduates. Prior to this, Dr Rogers was a serving police officer for more than 20 years with South Wales Police. He is the author of another Blackstone's Practical Policing title, Crime Reduction Partnerships, which was well-received by both policing academics and practitioners.

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