‘The golden finger’: getting and keeping the top jobs

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:
‘The golden finger’: getting and keeping the top jobs

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Some police officers think that their rise to the top was pre-destined, others that they came to senior promotion very late. This chapter describes the processes by which they became aware of their potential, the poor levels of representation of women in the top ranks, security and unease in these command jobs and work-life balance (or lack of it) among chief police officers.

Keywords: promotion potential; gender imbalance; unease; work-life balance

Chapter.  14215 words. 

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