Category Archives: policing

Another day, another thought

What did you do today? Did you go to work? Was time taken up looking after the children, doing family things, or perhaps going shopping? It is so easy for us to get caught up in these day-to-day activities and … Continue reading

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Five days in my shoes

I rarely treat myself to anything new and that is due mainly to the fact I have some very expensive animals in my life. Trust me, if your child, partner or friend asks you if they should buy a horse … Continue reading

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Understanding, knowledge and problem solving 

Earlier this month I blogged about the importance of speaking to customers and service users (Get out and listen). I am still doing that and finding it one of the most useful things I have done. But there has been … Continue reading

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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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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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