Category Archives: crime

A message of love and hope

Once again I am sat watching horrific events unfold in a European city. It is just a few days before Christmas and such scenes of tragedy are even more poignant. This should be a time of celebration, peace and goodwill, … Continue reading

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The day my world changed

There have been many memorable events in the past 15 years of work. I joined GMP knowing we would have the chance of policing the 2002 Commonwealth Games which I thought would be an amazing opportunity.  Just weeks before the … Continue reading

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Pokemon No – or Yes?

I have read and heard a lot about the latest Pokemon Go app that seems to have become an overnight phenomenon. There are lots of concerns that have been raised about the possibility that people will put themselves in harm’s … Continue reading

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Sacrifice and service

Today has been a time to remember the sacrifice and bravery of many police officers. I felt it right to devote my blog to this important subject. There are many people who face difficult and challenging times at work, but … Continue reading

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New people and new ideas

I used to think that I was a person who preferred my own company and I didn’t need to spend lots of time with others. Nowadays the situation has definitely changed. I actually relish meeting new people and learning about … Continue reading

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Turn on and tune in

Tonight I will be logging on to do some work. Thankfully I can do it from home because it links to the documentary being shown about work. Despite the impact of social media there is still a huge demand to … Continue reading

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Faster crisis, faster criticism

Crisis communication has changed. It has been evolving significantly in the past five years which seems to be linked to a few things including the developing technology. One of the key changes for me has been the speed by which … Continue reading

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