Sir Harold Scott was the Commissioner of Police -- head man at Scotland Yard -- who early recognized the value of public relations and established a department to handle it. He's retired now, but it is obvious that the Yard and its image is still important to him. In preparing this book for young police buffs, the value of a good story well told has been recognized. Some of the famous as well as the less well known crimes solved at the Yard are recounted and serve to reveal the functions of whichever department handled the case. The C.I.D., which has acquired the glamor of detective novels and movies, gets its share of attention but the book seeks to spread the image to include such branches as the Flying Squad, the central records division, the laboratories and the uniformed police. The history and the current activities of Scotland Yard are discussed with verve and the book reads with all the pleasure that attaches to an informative entertainment.