Category Archives: police

Communicating to tackle crime

I had the pleasure of writing a piece for PR Week that was published today (https://www.prweek.com/article/1496881/comms-cheaper-policing-when-deterring-crime). It focused on the subject of having an impact with communication and being able to evaluate it. At the heart of this was a … Continue reading

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A job well done

Tonight I will be at our annual awards ceremony which is a prestigious event. It is an amazing uplifting experience recognising what people have done to help others. In the public sector it is challenging to recognise good work if … 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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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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