Category Archives: police

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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Thinking ahead

Crisis communication seems to be something that I think about on a weekly basis. After almost 20 years in police communication there is rarely a month goes by when there isn’t some form of emergency or critical incident. It is … Continue reading

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Under pressure

I was in the middle of writing another blog when I felt I had to confront the issue that emerged yesterday and last night. I was shocked to see the photograph of a Lush shop with the comments about police. … Continue reading

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Take good care

In the past 12 months I have probably thought, written and talked more about mental health in PR and communication roles than at any time before. Last year mental health awareness was important but as a distant concept. In 2018 … Continue reading

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In a personal capacity

I was taken today by the phrase used in a statement about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s attendance at an event. The question is as the head of any organisation can you do anything in ‘a personal capacity’ or as leader … Continue reading

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To do their best

For anyone who knows what I do they will appreciate that today has been another challenging and difficult day. Ten months ago I and my team faced the most horrendous day of our lives closely followed by what has been … 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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