Category Archives: crime

Another way: reflections on the past 24 hours

I watched the news late last night and was struck by a variety of emotions. Watching some of the footage was definitely shocking but it was clearly a really challenging situation for the police. After more than 20 years working … Continue reading

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A kind word

There has been a lot spoken about mental health since the arrival of Covid-19. We have all experienced low moods, distress or even depression in some form. It is really important that we continue to talk about it. My problem … Continue reading

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Who really matters?

It is easy to sit in a communication ivory tower where you decide what to do and then do it. You can be creative and have ideas that will be award-winning. And you can carry on like this for years … Continue reading

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My beautiful laundrette

We take a lot of things for granted in this life and I started to realise how much I valued my washing machine when it broke. It meant I had to do something I have never tried before – visiting … Continue reading

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Six of the best

A world away from Manchester, England I found myself sat listening to the head of communications for NATO talking about dealing with a crisis this week. It was one of those pinch me moments to make sure I was really … Continue reading

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Love it or hate it?

Police communication has been my focus for 20 years and I remain as passionate about it today as I was when I eagerly arrived for my first day on the job in 1999. It is the opportunity to really help … Continue reading

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My PR

I wasn’t going to write about the Radio 4 Media Show debate on PR but after mulling over the discussion I feel I must. I will start with a confession that I started my working life as a journalist but … Continue reading

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The reason why

I have had a brief break from blogging due to some issues at home that have required more than my full attention. But just over a week ago I had a conversation that has stayed with me. It was an … Continue reading

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The reason why

People go to work for all kinds of reasons and get many different things from the experience. All are equally valid whether it is to put food on the table or to help others it doesn’t matter. These things are … Continue reading

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Farewell Crimewatch 

I feel I have to use today’s blog to consider the demise of the BBC’s Crimewatch programme. After many years it has disappeared from our television screens which is probably a lot to do with the changes in society. But … Continue reading

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