Tag Archives: GMP

Twenty four hours: incidents, challenges and a dose of commitment

It is four years since the first #GMP24 took place. Back in 2010 it was the method of providing details of every call received by Greater Manchester Police that took the spotlight. It was among the first times that Twitter … Continue reading

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Together and a million miles apart

It is not every Tuesday where you can speak to colleagues from America, Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, Belgium and many other places. But this week I was lucky enough to be able to take part in the international social media … Continue reading

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Looking through a new lens

For more years than I care to remember I have written statements about crime and have always thought I understood the views of victims of crime. That was until I became a victim myself a few days ago. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Twitterchats – are they worthwhile?

Trying to communicate the finer details of new legislation about dangerous dogs was always going to be a challenge. It was a challenge that the team faced today and they approached it in a number of ways. As well as … Continue reading

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A 999 call, Manchester United and a message shared

The 999 call made by someone wanting to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson attracted a lot of interest this week. It was put out by officers through the GMP Manchester North Facebook page they administer to raise awareness of the … Continue reading

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Festive campaigns – engaging or a waste of time?

We are rapidly hurtling towards Christmas now and it is a time when all the big brands are on a full on offensive to corner the market. This means we are facing a minute by minute barrage of festive advertising … Continue reading

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Taking the temperature of health services

I have been interested to hear about the changes being proposed to the health service, particularly the discussion about the inspection regime. The latest details were about a task force of professionals or trained individuals who will be used to … Continue reading

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