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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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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

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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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Why police forces should not move to Google+

  Google plus was launched in a ‘restricted beta’ form recently, and there has been lots of interest in how the search engine giant has approached social media. Google’s track record in coming up with something to compete with Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

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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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