International Journal of Emergency Services: Volume 6 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: People focused police leadership: future opportunities, challenges and directions

Guest Editors: Jonathan Ashley Smith, Ginger Charles

Shifting the blame: towards a self-reforming police service in England and Wales

Tim Metcalfe

The police service has been encouraged to become a “self-reforming sector”, yet there is an acknowledgement of a “blame culture” within the policing. The purpose of this paper is…

Cultural change and lodestones in the British police

Keith Grint, Clare Holt, Peter Neyroud

The purpose of this paper is to consider a challenge to an occupational jurisdiction in the British police. Historically, street cops have defended the importance of operational…

Valuing different shades of blue: From diversity to inclusion and the challenge of harnessing difference

Abby McLeod, Victoria Herrington

The purpose of this paper is to examine Australian efforts to promote gender equality in policing, suggesting that future police leaders will be confronted with the challenge of…


Intention is not method, belief is not evidence, rank is not proof: Ethical policing needs evidence-based decision making

Renée J. Mitchell, Stuart Lewis

The purpose of this paper is to argue that police research has reached a level of acceptance such that executive management has an ethical obligation to their communities to use…


Purposeful leadership for the future police service

Ramya Yarlagadda, Catherine Bailey, Amanda Shantz, Patrick Briône, Ksenia Zheltoukhova

The purpose of this paper is to examine the prevalence of purposeful and ethical leadership in a UK county police force – referred to by the pseudonym PoliceOrg. The paper also…

Serving from the top: police leadership for the twenty-first century

Helen Clare Martin, Colin Rogers, Anthony John Samuel, Martyn Rowling

The police service in England and Wales faces unprecedented challenges as it moves further into the twenty-first century. Globalisation, increases and changes in types of crime…


Zimbabwe Republic Police Women Network: leadership and adaptability

Kudakwashe Chirambwi

The purpose of this paper is to draw lessons from the important contributions of appreciative inquiry leadership in shaping the future people aspects to police leadership. A…

Horses aren’t always for courses-variety, culture and language: a think piece

Aidan Melling

The purpose of this paper is to stimulate thinking about the future of leadership development in the emergency services, drawing on effective practice from a variety of different…

Resilient leadership

Jeff John Farrar

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the challenges faced in leading a UK police force through a period of complex and competing political, financial, cultural, structural and…

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