Hellawell is not your usual police commissioner material - he's sparkly, charismatic and has a strong streak of the renegade (a Yorkshireman who looks like James Coburn/Burt Reynolds). This book will appeal to the general reader of issues relating to politics, power and current affairs, police corruption, brutality, criminal investigations
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Keith Hellawell was born and brought up in Yorkshire and, after spending some years working as a minter, has been a policeman all his life. In the seventies he served in Northern Ireland, and h became Assistant Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police in 1983. Thereafter he as successively Deputy Chief Constable, Humberside Police, Chief Constable, Cleveland Police, and Chief Constable, West Yorkshire Police. He was made New Labour's `Drug Tsar' in 1998, and resigned his position in July 2002. He is married with three children and lives in Yorkshire.Review:
What makes someone become a policeman? What is a 'Drugs Czar'? Before he was New Labour's much-ridiculed Drugs Czar, Keith Hellawell was a highly successful career copper, rising from humble, inauspicious beginnings to become Chief Constable of West Yorkshire. In this his autobiography Hellawell describes four decades of crime fighting in Britain, as well as the changing face of crime (and the changing face of the police force that tackled it). It's all here, from public disorder to terrorism. There is bound to be media interest as the author is well known through the vicissitudes of New Labour's drugs policy, but there is rather more to his story than the headlines suggest. Newspaper serialisation is promised.
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110007145292
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0007145292