Tag Archives: communication

What should a Police and Crime Commissioner do?

It is not that long now until Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are upon us – elections will be held on the 15th November 2012 – but there is still some confusion (and concern) over what this new role will … Continue reading

Posted in police, Policing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Effective Engagement 6 – Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow

I have written previously about the Boston Explosion, and lessons my force learnt from that experience on how to use social media more effectively. The critical point is that social media can be used for public order, critical incidents,  neighbourhood … Continue reading

Posted in Policing, Public Sector | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Effective Engagement 4 – The Usual Suspects

The consultation process should aim to maximise the opportunities of local residents and others (e.g. businesses, school children etc.) to make their concerns heard and be taken into account before the organisation makes a final decision. Skilful communication is an … Continue reading

Posted in police, Policing, Public Sector | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Effective Engagement 3 – Stop making decisions

A continuation of my posts on the theme of engagement. Stop making decisions. Or at least stop taking all the decisions yourself. Stop thinking that the police have the monopoly on all the good ideas. As one commentator on part 1 … Continue reading

Posted in police, Policing, Public Sector | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Social Media and Serious Crime part 1

There has been lots written about the use of social media in the recent UK riots, and perhaps I will return to that subject in the future. In these posts however, I want to focus on how police forces can use … Continue reading

Posted in police, Policing, Public Sector, Social Media Handbook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Social Media Handbook for Police: Part 12

Welcome to the the next instalment in my series of social media tips. These are 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Nick Keane, police, Policing, Social Media Handbook | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Internal Social Media

Many of the people who will read blogs like this will be familiar with the oft-mentioned benefits of social media. It is social, it allows collaborations and conversations to develop with like minded people, it is the future! Readers may … Continue reading

Posted in Public Sector, Social Media Handbook | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment