- An invaluable and motivational introduction to the police force for those who have secured a place or are considering policing as a career - Fully updated to include information on current issues such as terrorism, public protest, and neighbourhood policing - Covers topics such as the extended police family, diversity, anti-social behaviour, shift patterns and basic equipment - Includes important information on basic police powers and how they are used in every day policing - Helps to answer fundamental questions such as: "Is policing the career for me?" and "Do I have what it takes to be a police officer?"
New to this edition>br />- Increased coverage of current issues such as terrorism, public protest, and neighbourhood policing - Rewritten chapter on the Criminal Justice System and how the police fit into it, outlining the role of the courts and the Crown Prosecution Service in the investigative and charging process - Outlines changes made to training as a result of University access - New author- edited by a chief inspector and staff officer to the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police with extensive practical experience across all key areas of policing
This is a fully revised fourth edition of the successful Blackstone's Preparing for Police Duty, the invaluable introduction to the police service for new recruits or those considering a policing career.
This highly practical guide informs 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.
The new edition offers an easy-to-understand outline of the criminal justice system and a summary of the criminal law, and has been fully updated to include the latest changes in the recruitment and entry procedures, as well as new content on policing terrorism, public protest, and neighbourhood policing.
Written by an experienced serving police officer, Blackstone's Preparing for Police Duty is an accessible, motivational and informative guide for anyone considering a career in the police service, those on foundation and policing degree courses, and anyone who has recently secured a place as a student officer.
Readership: Recent graduates, A-level students, and school leavers considering a career in the police, those applying for the IPLDP training programme, as well as student officers, undergraduate policing degree and pre-entry course students, and students on public service and emergency service courses in HE and FE colleges.