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This is a fully revised third edition of the very successful Blackstone's Preparing for Police Duty, the invaluable introduction to the police service for new recruits or those considering a policing career.
The book has been fully revised to include increased coverage of race and diversity issues and information on neighbourhood policing and community partnerships. The authors also offer an explanation of how the police fit into the Criminal Justice System, outlining the role of the Crown Prosecution Service in the investigative and charging process. This new edition also outlines changes to key legislation such as the Fraud Act 2006 and takes into account the new police regulations, changes concerning Skills for Justice, and NPIA expansion.
Preparing for Police Duty informs student police officers and those interested in a career in the police, about the general culture of the policing world; the extended police family, dress-code, badges, shift patterns, equipment and basic information on police powers in relation to the most common crimes. Informative and inspirational quotes from different ranks of police officers are interspersed throughout to give advice and tips on joining and working for the police service. For example: Why did you join? What are your favourite parts of the job? There are also a number of box features including diagrams, checklists and good practice with examples from selected police forces.
Accessible, motivational and very informative - anyone who is considering or has secured a career in the police service, should buy a copy.