1st Edition

Trends in Policing Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe, Volume Two

Edited By Dilip K. Das, Otwin Marenin Copyright 2009
    310 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    310 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Police leaders possess a plethora of rich experiences and practical and theoretical knowledge that provides fascinating insights into the current state of policing around the world. While observers’ opinions of ongoing developments in policing are well known, it is rare to get an insider’s glimpse of how police leaders themselves assess these advances. Through in-depth and exceptionally thoughtful interviews with highly placed police leaders and administrators, Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe presents cross-cultural perspectives on the organizational structure, leadership, functions, public projects, training, culture, and societal context of police worldwide.

    A broad spectrum of police philosophies from over a dozen countries


    This elite group of leaders and the learned researchers who interview them address the fundamental contextual changes that add layers of complexity to police work. Covering an extensive range of topics, the interviews include the experiences, opinions, and preferences of men and women who individually and as a group possess a vast array of knowledge pertaining to the problems and prospects of policing. While examining current trends, they discuss the future role of police in a world in which policing issues transcend national borders.

    A fruitful collaboration between practitioners and academics


    Through discussions with those actively engaged in policing, this book bridges the gap between research and practice. While police leaders are not usually accustomed to reflecting and writing on their experiences, the thoughtful interview style of the researchers assists the practitioners in defining their views, forming a cohesive volume rich with the wisdom of experience and the context of analysis.



    Dilip Das and Otwin Marenin

    Interview with Ken Moroney, Commissioner of New South Wales Police, Australia

    Interviewed by Andrew Millie

    Interview with Additional Deputy Inspector General Md. Mazharul Hoque, Community Policing Pioneer of the Bangladesh Police Force

    Interviewed by Anthony L. Sciarabba

    Interview with Dr. José Mariano Beltrame, Security Secretary, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Interviewed by Emilio E. Dellasoppa

    Translation by Regina Azevedo and Daniel Grunmann

    Interview with Dr. Bev Busson, Commissioner (Retired), Royal Canadian Mounted Police

    Interviewed by Darryl Plecas

    Interview with Felipe Harboe Bascuñan, Undersecretary of The Interior, Government of Chile

    Interviewed by Lucía Dammert

    Interview with Police Director Heinz-Ludwig Leding (Ret.), Former Police Chief of the Supreme Police School of the Federal State of North-Rhine-Westphalia in Münster, Germany

    Interviewed by Robert F. J. Harnischmacher

    Interview with Commissioner of Police George Asiamah, Ghana National Police Service

    Interviewed by Gordon A. Crews and Angela D. Crews

    Interview with Police Lieutenant General Dr. József Bencze, High Commissioner, Hungarian National Police

    Interviewed by Police Colonel Dr. József Boda

    Interview with Kiran Bedi, Director General, Bureau of Police Research and Development, Indian Police Service, New Delhi

    Interviewed by Arvind Verma

    Interview with Odd Berner Malme, Police Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations

    Interviewed by John A. Eterno

    Interview with Aleksander Jevšek, Senior Criminal Police Superintendent, Director of Criminal Police Directorate, General Police Directorate of the Republic of Slovenia

    Interviewed and translated by Darko Maver and Gorazd Meško

    Interview with Director Jeremy Vearey of the South African Police Service, Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town, South Africa

    Interviewed by Elrena van der Spuy

    Interview with Dr. Monica Bonfanti, Chief of the Geneva Cantonal Police, Switzerland

    Interviewed by Dominique Wisler

    Interview with President Ing-Dan Shieh, Central Police University, Taiwan, ROC

    Interviewed and edited by Mark M. Chen

    Interview recorded by Cheng-feng Li

    Interview with David Coleman, Chief Constable, Derbyshire Constabulary, UK

    Interviewed by Bonnie Armbruster

    Interview with Harold L. Hurtt, Chief of Police, City of Houston Police Department, Houston, Texas, USA

    Interviewed by Dr. Elizabeth H. McConnell

    Interview with Chief Gary L. Vest, President of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, USA

    Interviewed by Bonnie Armbruster

    Appendix: Suggested Guidelines for Interviewers

    International Police Executive Symposium (IPES)



    Dilip K. Das, Otwin Marenin

    " … a resource of immense value to academic analysts of policing philosophies, leadership, contemporary change and likely futures, as well as to policy-makers and practitioners who wish to have a sense of where the leaders in their field have come from and are going."
    —Robert Reiner, London School of Economics, Professor Emeritus