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Trends in Policing

Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe, Volume Four

Edited by Bruce F. Baker, Dilip K. Das

© 2013 – CRC Press

277 pages

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Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe, Volume Four, is the latest installment in a series of insightful interviews with senior police executives worldwide. The book offers readers an unparalleled insider’s perspective on police goals, practices, and management in nationwide, regional, and city environments. Conducted by a team of academic and practitioner experts following the same schema of topics, the interviews explore the executives’ backgrounds, education, and careers and provide insight on a number of topics relevant to their work, including:

  • Conception of the police mission and police role
  • Views on strategy and tactics
  • Experience with democratic policing
  • Major changes in policies and procedures
  • The relationship between police theory and practice
  • The impact of globalization

The interview participants are drawn from four continents and from a broad variety of policing contexts—from metropolitan to largely rural areas, developed and developing countries, from emerging democracies to stable democracies. They are diverse in age, ethnicity, education, background, and career trajectories.

This volume constitutes a resource of immense value to academic analysts of policing philosophies and leadership, as well as to policymakers and practitioners who wish to have a sense of where the leaders in their field have come from and where they are going. The book and its predecessors are a major contribution to the study and practice of policing around the world.


" … 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

Table of Contents

Carlos Mauricio Escobar, Special Prosecutor, Colombia; Interviewed by Tony Larose, Christine Guzman, and José J Rincón

Sir Norman Bettison, Former Chief Constable, West Yorkshire Police, United Kingdom; Interviewed by Richard Heslop

Brigadier General Dr. József Boda, Director General, Special Service for National Security (SSNS), Hungary; Interviewed by Zsolt Molnar

Charles H. Ramsey, Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department, United States; Interviewed by Christopher Chapman

Stephen Williams, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service; Interviewed by Wendell C. Wallace

Vernon White, Chief Constable, Ottawa Police Service, Canada; Interviewed by Curt T. Griffiths

Ogbonnaya Onovo, Former Inspector General of Police, Nigeria; Interviewed by Amos Oyesoji Aremu

Todd Wuestewald, Former Chief, Broken Arrow Police Department, Oklahoma, United States; Interviewed by Monique Marks

John Rizzo, Malta Police Commissioner; Interviewed by Mary Muscat

Tapio Huttunen, Chief of the Varsinais-Suomi Police Department, Finland; Interviewed by Terhi Kankaanranta and Matti Vuorensyrjä

Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros, Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Gauteng Province, South Africa; Interviewed by Gusha X. Ngantweni

Lothar Bergmann, Commissioner [Leitender Polizeidirektor], Home Office, Inspectorate of Constabulary, Hamburg, Germany; Interviewed by Karoline H. Starkgraff


International Police Executive Symposium (IPES)

Suggested Guidelines for Interviewers


About the Editors

Bruce F. Baker, PhD, is professor of African security at Coventry University in the United Kingdom. His research and publications cover African policing, security and justice reform, and local justice and governance. His book, Security in Post-Conflict Africa: The Role of Non-State Policing won the American Society of Criminology’s prize for best book in comparative and international criminology in 2010. He has undertaken research and consultancies in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Cape Verde, Seychelles, Liberia, South Sudan, Comoros, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Afghanistan.

Dilip K. Das, PhD, is a professor of criminal justice, a former police chief, and a human rights consultant for the United Nations. He is the founding president of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES), where he manages the affairs of the organization in cooperation with an appointed group of police practitioners, academia members, and individuals from around the world. Dr. Das is also the founding editor-in-chief of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. A prolific writer, he is the editor-in-chief of two book series published by Taylor & Francis: Advances in Police Theory and Practice and Interviews with Global Leaders in Policing, Courts, and Prisons.

About the Series

Interviews with Global Leaders in Policing, Courts, and Prisons

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration