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Social Media and Serious Crime part 2 – Pandora’s box

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 … Continue reading

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Secret Policing

As forces (and indeed the entire criminal justice system) become more involved with private partners and third sector providers to deliver policing services, is there a danger that transparency and accountability will be reduced? Even collaboration between forces requires a … 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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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 and the future of the public sector

Those who know me will be aware that I am a big supporter of social media in the Public Sector. I have piloted public engagement via Facebook for Neighbourhood Policing Teams in Lincolnshire Police – check out Bracebridge Heath’s page for an … Continue reading

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Augmented reality for Policing

So what is Augmented Reality? In a nutshell it is using technology (phones, cameras, specially adapted glasses) to overlay useful information on the real world around us. One good example is the Head up Display (HUD) that is used in … Continue reading

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Five things that the new government will challenge in policing

With the appointment of Theresa May and Nick Herbert as Home Secretary and Policing Minister in the new Liberal Democrat and Conservative administration, there are likely to be changes in policing in the UK. Here are my personal thoughts on … Continue reading

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