Tag Archives: policing

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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Planning or intuition?

Do we do things because we have carefully planned them? Or do we do things often because they just feel like the right thing to do? It is something that has was raised during the past week as I was … 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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To measure or not to measure

It is the last day of March and I am trying to quantify what I have achieved during the first quarter of 2013. I have to say it is quite a scary thing to do as you realise that although … Continue reading

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Reflections on #poltwt

A quite amazing thing happened on Friday 22 March that brought the law enforcement and policing community closer together. The world became a smaller place thanks to social media and a special event. But putting all the charts and graphs … Continue reading

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Risk and resources remain on top

Using social media is still something that many organisations are shying away from. They have concerns about dipping their toe in the water and then not being able to step away. They feel it would unleash something that cannot then … 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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Bringing Europe a click closer

What have a Finnish doctor of media technology, a Belgian captain-commander (fire chief) and a lowly communication person from the UK got in common? The answer is that we all spoke at a masterclass on disasters and social media that … Continue reading

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2012: a year of crisis, social media and integrity

As we head into the last few days of 2012, I decided to review what the year looked like for me through my blog posts during the 12 months. There were three clear themes that have emerged for me throughout … Continue reading

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Social media – why the police do it

It was interesting to read the Composite research about the police use of social media which was looking across Europe for best practice. I was lucky enough to be able to discuss it when a selection of officers from across … Continue reading

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