Category Archives: emergency services

Stronger together

As I sat having a coffee and waiting for the train to arrive, Facebook showed me the blog I wrote on this day last year. It was about the Brussels terrorist attack and it felt like only a few days … Continue reading

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A Christmas Eve thank you

It was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, well except me and the gerbils. My other half is still trying to work out the Star Wars Lego in the advent calendar. We … Continue reading

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More than meets the eye

I sometimes like surprises. It is a wonderful moment when the unexpected happens and it makes you catch your breath. Yesterday I met a Special Constable who was very pleasant and looked just like other Specials. But when he opened … Continue reading

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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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Putting people at the centre

It was interesting to read the vision for policing in 2025 that was published today. There was a lot that I could recognise as work that is currently underway and this includes a significant focus on digital developments. Having a … Continue reading

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So similar it is different

I had a chance to speak to a great group of young apprentices today about communication, public relations and social media. It is always a chance to reflect on what we do, what has been achieved and where we could … Continue reading

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Walk in my shoes

Working in the public sector makes you appreciate what people do on a daily basis within the emergency services, councils and health services. I see how people go out of their way to try to provide the best possible service … Continue reading

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