New book on Police Leadership by Edge Hill Business School staff investigates the key management challenges for the 21st century policing

A new book, “Police Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives” edited by Prof. Paresh Wankhade, Professor of Leadership and Management and Prof. David Weir, Visiting Professor at the Business School explores the key management challenges for the 21st century policing:

Paresh004bThis is the first in the three volume edited series by Prof. Wankhade on the management of the emergency services (ambulance, fire & rescue and police) published by Springer, New York. Each volume critically examines some of the key management issues confronting these organisations including leadership development, risk management, accountability, organisational resilience, organisational culture, equality and diversity and future perspectives against the backdrop of budgetary pressures around the globe.

This volume provides a mature understanding of an important public service. It offers critical insights into the theory and practise of strategic and operational management of police services and the related professional and policy aspects. One of the highlights of this volume is to bring together top-quality scholarship using experts: academics, practitioners and professionals in the field, to each of the chosen topics. The contributors are well regarded for the expertise in their fields and range from senior academics, chief constables, serving and ex-police officers, police staff, and independent practitioners. To bring them all together is a key highlight of this volume and to this end this is a book by the people who lead and manage the police services and their opinions is important in informing the policy and guiding the practice.

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