Monthly Archives: March 2011

Community activism manual

I read a lot of reports in my role. Reports from HMIC, reports from various thinktanks, and reports from interest groups, individuals, consultants, government departments…the list goes on. Some are awful – sloppy methods, poorly written or plain wrong. Most … Continue reading

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Social Media Handbook for Police: Part 2

Welcome to the second in a new series of social media tips aimed primarily at a police audience, but hopefully applicable to a wider group of people too, especially those in the public sector. This series of posts will aim … Continue reading

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ACPO Digital – ‘the end of digital’?

I was fortunate to help arrange the recent ACPO event on digital technologies and social media, in conjunction with NPIA and Google. The event was deliberately small, and aimed at senior strategic leaders across UK policing. Attendees included Sir Hugh … Continue reading

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Social Media Handbook for Police: Part 1

Welcome to a new series of social media tips aimed primarily at a police audience, but hopefully applicable to a wider group of people too, especially those in the public sector. This series of posts will aim to identify some … Continue reading

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Stop using Facebook and catch some criminals!

One question I was asked the other day got me thinking. Most of us in the policing world who access blogs etc are probably already converts to the uses of social media, and understand the potential it has for policing. Most police officers clearly … Continue reading

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‘Frontline Policing’ is meaningless (and what should be used instead)

There has been lots of discussion for some time on frontline policing, and what it actually is. The Winsor report published this week on Police terms and conditions talks about “what much of the public would still consider to be core … Continue reading

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Are Social Media Strategies a waste of time?

There has been lots of discussions recently online about the need for a social media strategy for organisations, particularly in the public sector. I remain unconvinced – yes an organisation needs some guidance and possibly a policy for use of social media … Continue reading

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