Performance management in policing: transforming leadership

Ottery, Kristian P. (2010) Performance management in policing: transforming leadership. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation aims is to re-visit what has been described as a "crisis" in police leadership and to ascertain whether this remains an accurate representation in the current context. The research is based on a review of primary research completed by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate and Constabulary, bringing together a conclusion of the appearance of leadership and performance management at all levels of policing throughout England and Wales. It identifies the conflict that has traditionally existed between performance management and leadership. However, the evidence in this report demonstrates that leadership and performance management both necessary in a modern police service. Both aspects of management are present but were restricted in their performance by a lack of consistency in application both at force and national levels and shortfalls in identifying, sharing and implementing best practice. A shift is currently underway from the central governance of policing that has been shown to inhibit true leadership toward a more locally accountable police service with restored freedom for innovation, discretion and transformational leadership.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/906

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