Category Archives: police

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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Excuse me could you blow into this

There are few events that I come across at work that surprise me anymore. After 18 years working in police communication roles I have experienced quite a bit both good and bad. But earlier this week I was stunned by … 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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The third phase of social media

I had an interesting day at a discussion about policing and the use of technology. My contribution was discussing social media, the benefits, the challenges and what the future holds. It is a subject that I have been involved with … 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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Sunday, work and people

After a week away from work I felt the need to ease my stress levels by going in today to clear emails, sort a few basic tasks and leave my mind clearer for the Monday morning rush. Before anyone thinks … Continue reading

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