Now we need suggestions for new names.
The Police Inspector is slight clearer than the old name and has the advantage of simplicity. There is also Lead Police Detective which communicates the idea of someone being a detective and an authority figure. It doesn't make the distinction from Da Chief as clear as I would like, but I can't think of a way of articulating all the details without an excessively cumbersome name.
To be really picky, seniority and rank are different things. The "inspector" could be junior to his or her subordinates, and you could have a "senior detective" of inferior rank who could be the de-facto leader of the team.
Please note that the word "Detective" can also mean "Private Eye" instead of "Police Detective". So since this trope is meant to be about police, then those names with just "detective" aren't such a good idea.
Technically true, except that a PI kind of invariably operates on his own. Putting it in the context of any organization makes it clear he's, well, part of an organization.
Alternative Titles: The Inspector
29th Jul '14 6:11:33 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.