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An introduction to public leadership
An introduction to public leadership

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1.1.2 Leading policing: the night-time economy

Policing in the UK is a complex and rapidly changing sector, and is a good example of how leadership in the public sphere functions.

In this video, Deputy Chief Constable (DCC) Garry Forsyth of Humberside Police talks about some of his work over the years in tackling the problem of Friday night binge drinking and its impact on city centres. While Garry has clearly exercised leadership in the way he has dealt with the problem, the video reveals that the police benefit from working with other leaders.

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Activity 1

You just heard DCC Forsyth explain how police officers are expected to exercise leadership in managing the social impact of the night-time economy of a major city centre.

From the interview and what you saw, who else was involved in exercising leadership in this situation?

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