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So how does one recruit, select, and appoint a professional police chief? This book addresses that question. It is the product of a collaboration between the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)—both professional organizations that have had considerable experience in this arena. In putting this book together, we selected managers, police chiefs, lawyers, federal investigators, human resource professionals, and executive search consultants to share their experiences about different aspects of the search process. This book will serve as a road map for local government officials to follow as they consider the selection of their next police chief. It will also make police chief candidates more sensitive to the concerns and issues of greatest interest to their potential employers. (187 pp.)