Category Archives: policing

Overcoming obstacles

Growing up my parents gave me the confidence to think I could achieve whatever I wanted to if I put my mind to it. They ensured their two daughters were determined and single-minded. At primary school I was in the … Continue reading

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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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The future of PR

There seems to have been a lot of discussion of what the future of PR can and should be. Some of it is aspirational and some is hamstrung by the past. Both the Chartered Institute for Public Relations and the … 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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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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Snow joke

For the majority of the week there has been only one topic of conversation – the weather or as the newspapers would term it extreme weather or snowmaggedon. It has dominated the media with reporters being stuck in windswept and … 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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