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What next for policing?

I have seen officers rush into dangerous situations to protect people. I have seen detectives deal with some of the most horrific crimes and push themselves until they saw the offender charged, in court and then in prison. I have seen family liaison officers spend hours, days and months supporting families going through the worst point in their lives. Continue reading

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Still remembering the faces

After 20 years in police communication I am always drawn to any relevant news stories and was drawn into the #screensaver hashtag that I noticed this morning. It relates to Derbyshire Police using images of murder victims as screensavers to … Continue reading

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Banish the talk of reputation

But PR should never be about reputation alone. Doing this will lead to bad or perverse decision making where what is right is sacrificed to what is reputationally acceptable. The role of communication should be to manage the consequences of the actions that are taken. Continue reading

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Trying to fit the mould

None of my experiences have ever stopped me from doing what I wanted to but they did mean I changed and adapted. Continue reading

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Who really matters?

It is easy to sit in a communication ivory tower where you decide what to do and then do it. You can be creative and have ideas that will be award-winning. And you can carry on like this for years … Continue reading

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Love it or hate it?

Police communication has been my focus for 20 years and I remain as passionate about it today as I was when I eagerly arrived for my first day on the job in 1999. It is the opportunity to really help … Continue reading

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My PR

I wasn’t going to write about the Radio 4 Media Show debate on PR but after mulling over the discussion I feel I must. I will start with a confession that I started my working life as a journalist but … Continue reading

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365 days later

A year ago I wrote an article for PR Week looking at the predictions for 2018 and it is interesting to reflect now and assess what happened. When I wrote it I was still trying to come to terms with … Continue reading

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‘‘Tis the season…

I admit I am currently not feeling very festive and am struggling to find the Christmas spirit. That doesn’t make me the Grinch just I have a lot of other stuff going on and occupying my thoughts. This is often … Continue reading

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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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