Tag Archives: neighbourhood policing

Twitter – publicity or engagement?

In the past few days I read the interesting paper from Jeremy Crump analysing what the police are doing on Twitter. It charts the developments that have taken place since 2008 when the first police forces in the UK started … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

I was interested today (Sunday 28 August) to see the Metropolitan Police using a specific Twitter feed for CO11 the public order branch of the force to update people about the events at the Notting Hill Carnival. During the day … Continue reading

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Are we tweeting yet?

There were a few real Eureka moments for me that happened in the past week. For an organisation that is often risk averse and quite conservative in how it approaches things, they are ‘getting’ social media. On two separate occasions … Continue reading

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All about the 90/10 rule

For many months now I have been promoting the use of social media in the policing world. It brings with it many opportunities for police forces, and most importantly for the frontline neighbourhood police officers. In previous blogs I have … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Twitter in a Hyperlocal way

As Twitter develops and the numbers using it increases, businesses and individuals are finding new opportunities exist within those 140 characters. It is not just about telling people what you have had for breakfast, or for promoting your business through … Continue reading

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