As I was sat around last night, trying to figure out what Policing topic I was going to cover, I realised that we were leaping ahead in some of our posts. I had wanted to try and work my way from the beginning of a crime scene to the end of a case, but with a couple of questions coming in, I’d thrown myself off course somewhat. So, I needed to focus.
Don’t worry, this can all go tumbling sideways again…
But, the first post I did was on Police Working Relationships, Here, where I discussed the differences between uniformed officers and detectives (nothing in the case of rank) and what officers would call each other.
I realised, what I hadn’t done, for anyone wanting to write crime, who really didn’t know anything about the policing structure, that I hadn’t mentioned the rank structure itself. I mean, that really is remiss of me.
So, let me put that straight. Bear in mind, this is for all UK forces, other than the Met.
Assistant Chief Constable
Deputy Chief Constable
The Metropolitan Police – after Ch Supt
Deputy Assistant Commissioner
City of London Police – after Ch Supt
You can find all previous posts in the Policing series, Here. And if you have any questions you’d like answering in a post, please leave them in the comments below.