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Effective Engagement 5

 New Technology – more hindrance than help? This isn’t my image – just one that I feel reflects the public view of technology, and of the police. Many people – especially in middle management in the police-  are frightened of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Social Media Handbook for Police: Part 13

Welcome to the the next instalment in my series of social media tips. These are aimed primarily at a police audience, but hopefully applicable to a wider group of people too, especially those in the public sector. This series of … Continue reading

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Social Media Handbook for Police: Part 12

Welcome to the the next instalment in my series of social media tips. These are aimed primarily at a police audience, but hopefully applicable to a wider group of people too, especially those in the public sector. This series of … 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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