In this absorbing and controversial memoir, John Stevens records highlights of his meteoric career, from walking the beat as a constable on London's Tottenham Court Road during the 1960s to the summit of his profession as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
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John Stevens (b.Oct 1942) was Commissioner, Metropolitan Police for five years until Jan 2005. A career policeman for 40 years, he originally joined the Met on the beat. He served as asst chief constable in Hants and Cambridgeshire, then chief constable in Northumbria before becoming HM Inspector of Constabulary. He became Commissioner, Metropolitan Police in 2000, retiring in Jan 2005. He headed high-profile enquiries into Northern Ireland collusion, as well as alleged malpractice at National Criminal Intelligence Service. He has investigated anti-terrorism matters on three continents; and lectured at the City University, New York, where he studied the city's police methods. Ongoing (2005) is his official enquiry into Princess Diana's death. Knighted in 2000, he was made a life peer in 2005.Review:
'highly readable ... his experiences are recounted with passion, insight, candour and, where appropriate, humour.' -- Peter Taylor DAILY MAIL 'his energy and ambition shine through every page' -- Roger Graef THE SUNDAY TIMES 'his highly readable autobiography.' -- Dick Kirby THE DAILY EXPRESS 'an engaging and absorbing book.' -- Alasdair Palmer SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'This book is a lucid and easily read account of a career that has been a series of challenges, a mix of the tough, long-hours regime of a dedicated professional, interspersed with tours of duty as a staff officer and a student at Leicester University.' -- Sir Keith Povey POLICE REVIEW
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Book Description Orion Publishing, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0297848429
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. illustrated edition. 352 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0297848429