Robin Bailey Lends Rare, Insider’s Look Into Ins and Outs of Police Work

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New book follows officer’s journey through front lines of law enforcement.

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Robin Bailey talks about his long-serving career as a police officer and the challenges and triumphs that came with the job in his new book, “So! You Wanna Be a Police Officer, Eh?” (published by Xlibris AU). Bailey’s autobiography will let readers see beyond the badge and uniform and glimpse the lives of real people navigating their way through the front lines of law enforcement.

Bailey joined the police force in Victoria when he was just 22 years old. In the next 29 years, he rose through the ranks, becoming chief inspector and expert consultant for complex cases. He would cross paths with dangerous criminals and interact with members of the United Nations Police. Bailey’s journey also came with its own set of pitfalls as he became embroiled in several life-changing and life-threatening situations. In his book, he talks about all these with equal measures of candor, humor and clear-minded common sense.

“I want to write my story so that my children will understand what I faced in my policing career,” Bailey says, “It is also an opportunity for serving and aspiring police officers to learn to laugh at themselves.”

“So! You Wanna Be a Police Officer, Eh?” will appeal to both serving and aspiring police officers and anyone interested in a rare insider’s look into the ins and outs of law enforcement. It is insightful, startling, brutally honest and, most of all, it is true.

“So! You Wanna Be a Police Officer, Eh?”
By Robin Bailey
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 102 pages | ISBN 9781499001631
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 102 pages | ISBN 9781499001648
E-Book | 102 pages | ISBN 9781499001655
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Robin Bailey was born at East Melbourne. At 22 years of age, he joined the Victoria Police. In the next 29 years, he became chief inspector, achieved a degree in business and received six Chief Commissioner’s commendations. The commissioners almost always turned to him for expert advice whenever an investigation was political or difficult. On the 7 February 2014, Robin Bailey was presented with the “police star’ for his extraordinary challenges, one of only 116 to be awarded in the Victoria Police.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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