Tag Archives: technology

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 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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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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Social Media Handbook for Police:Part 6

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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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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Beyond Civility

After giving some thought to creating a problem solving culture in local communities (see this post by Dave Briggs which started it, and my reply on this blog) I came across an excellent how to guide for local leaders interested in … 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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