Author Archives: amandacomms1

Keeping the news in our front rooms

I read something today that made me sad and worried at the same time. There is apparently some discussion taking place that could see the BBC News Channel moved to purely an online output. This is at a time when … Continue reading

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I love my work, even during my holiday

I love my work. No, really I love what I do and there is always something positive to take away from each day in the office. I know I sometimes moan about the little things that frustrate me or the … Continue reading

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Leadership means keep learning

Leadership is a much overused and a little understood word. In these times of financial challenges and reductions in staff we are often hearing that we need to develop new and more effective styles of leadership, or we are told … Continue reading

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Why I love a good crisis

I came to the conclusion today that I quite like a good crisis. I suppose that doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows me and knows that I have been working in police communication for around 16 years. … Continue reading

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Crime on the increase….it isn’t all bad

We seem to be in a position of confusion. We want to have crime figures reducing but we also want to know that people who have done things wrong are being dealt with. Today the NSPCC released figures about the … Continue reading

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Around the world in 80 seconds

The past few days have reminded me how small the world is and this brings both positive things and some challenges. On Tuesday morning, I was quickly made aware of the terrible events in Canada. A police officer had been … Continue reading

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Behind the headlines, remember social media isn’t all bad

There has been a lot of coverage in the last couple of days of the number of crimes that have a link to Twitter and Facebook. If you believe the coverage there has been a huge increase in crimes related … Continue reading

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