Tag Archives: legitimacy

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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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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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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What now for Big Society?

There has been a flurry of interest again in the Big Society recently – check out this article or this one in the Guardian proclaiming it’s death, and the suggestion that the church will take over much of the state … Continue reading

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Directly Elected Individuals

The government has made a clear commitment to directly elected individuals (elected police commissioners), but the specifics of how they will carry out their role still need development. I have pulled together some of my thoughts on how this might … Continue reading

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Confidence and Legitimacy ACPO Conference update

Some interesting comment and discussion over the past couple of days at the ACPO conference.  Theresa May’s speech has been well covered but there are some points worth a more detailed look. The central theme of the Home Secretary’s speech … Continue reading

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