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Cloning or culture? The selection and appointment of chief officers

Bryn Caless

in Policing at the Top

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9781447300168
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447305507 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447300168.003.0002
Cloning or culture? The selection and appointment of chief officers

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This chapter looks at how senior officers — usually in the rank of superintendent or chief superintendent — are encouraged to apply for command rank, the ‘culture’ of command, the PNAC assessment system and the individual's application to join the Strategic Command Course (SCC); the round of interviews with Police Authorities for the vacancies that follows completion of the SCC and a chief officer's eventual appointment to a police force.

Keywords: selection; chief officer; assessment; interviews; appointment

Chapter.  12313 words. 

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