Police Leadership: An International Comparison

Ian Pepper, Rick Ruddell, Ross Wolf

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Comparing the approaches and challenges to police leadership across Canada, the USA, England and Wales reveals that effective leadership across all ranks of the police service has a lasting effect on not only the police workforce but society as a whole. As the demands on the police service change, police leaders worldwide should be committed, inspirational, motivational, good communicators and possess integrity. Leaders should be developed and empowered to make decisions, for which they are held accountable, in order to ensure the shared visions and goals of the service are translated into effective policing to deal with the ever-evolving challenges faced by their agencies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntroduction to Professional Policing: Examining the Evidence Base
EditorsIan Pepper, Ruth McGrath
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781351135276
ISBN (Print)9780815353812 , 9780815353805
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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