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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

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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

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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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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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Technology & Policing over the next 15 years (part 2)

Summary One of the assignments on the 2010 Strategic Command Course (http://www.npia.police.uk/en/6090.htm) was to look at future technology trends and their impact on policing. I have developed some of this thinking in this post which is part two of two– … Continue reading

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