Tag Archives: #police

Services online – it is a must

I was recently called a ‘geek in training’ because of my love of all the new technology and the opportunities it brings. I don’t hide the fact that I like to be able to do business through social and digital … Continue reading

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Trust me, I am a police officer

This has been a turbulent week and not because of the potential storms ahead, it was caused by ‘plebgate’. If the media columnists, journalists and politicians are to be believed then the impact on the public of this situation has … Continue reading

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Digital or PR – what is killing newspapers?

I read with interest the comments from Worcester News deputy editor John Wilson who claims it is PR for public bodies that is the real threat to journalism. http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2013/news/editor-claims-pr-not-digital-first-is-killing-newspapers/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed He argues that it isn’t the Internet or the rise of … Continue reading

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No hiding place for criminals

I had an interesting conversation today (Monday 17 June 2013) about the future of social media and how to make sure that law enforcers and senior managers were on board with it. For police forces it is incredibly important to … Continue reading

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Bringing people together

I felt compelled to write a short blog after the terrible events in Boston on Monday night. This is not discussing what happened, which was absolutely horrific, and it isn’t going to comment about the ongoing investigation. It is a … Continue reading

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It can’t be 9 to 5

In the modern age the line between work and home life is blurring. Social media is part of the reason that the barriers are being eroded. I tweet as myself and that includes the work me and the private me. … Continue reading

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Just a job

On Tuesday this week I had been planning to work from home. I got up early and fired up the laptop trying to log onto the systems I needed. After half a dozen attempts I gave up and decided it … Continue reading

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Honesty, communication and the police

I had the opportunity in recent days to read through the Filkin report that was produced for the Metropolitan Police. It reviews the Met Police’s approach to the media and wider communication in light of the recent revelations involving senior … Continue reading

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But I am a PR and am in control.

It is the one thing that PR professionals have built reputations on….being in control. Whether it is media management or the latest initiative the industry has long held the reins of the channels of communication in an organisation, but not … Continue reading

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Calling police officers and staff – help decide the future of Polchat

Some months ago we established a Twitter based chat about policing and communication known as #polchat. It helped to bring people together and shared some good practice about the work going on within police forces. Among the things discussed were … Continue reading

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