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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

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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

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Effective Engagement 2

What the heck are we talking about? …consultation, engagement, conversation, involvement, participation… We use these words all the time, but with little thought to what they actually mean. from Wikipedia definition “The tradition of a decision-making body getting inputs from … Continue reading

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Effective Engagement 1

I don’t believe that the police really want to engage with the public. It is encouraging to see you all here reading this, but as a service we want to pay lip service to engagement, rather than use it to … Continue reading

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Don’t believe the hype – Policing Today

Quick plug for my latest article for Policing Today – http://www.policingtoday.co.uk/Content/Doc.aspx?id=860

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Games, data, social, mobile….so what?

Government are pushing for greater involvement of communities in the issues that affect them. Whether this is through improved accountability (proposals such as Police and Crime Commissioners elected by local people) or through greater awareness (release of public data such … Continue reading

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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

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