Posts by Catherine Howe

Welcome to the new faces at Public-i – and we’re still recruiting!

Now we're all settled back into work after Christmas and New Years at Public-i, we have a few new faces to introduce (plus a need to pimp the fact that we are recruiting and so this is a general hello and update. The new folks to introduce are Mel Stevens (Director of Programmes), Melissa (Helpdesk Assistant) ...

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PCCs are here. Rubbish Turnout. What are we going to do about it?

This article was originally posted on Curious Catherine's blog Even without the final results it’s not too early to say that the turnout for the Police and Crime Commissioners has been horribly horribly low. Just a few examples: 16:09% in Nottinghamshire, 19.58% in Avon & Somerset, 19:48% in Humberside but these levels also mask areas of ...

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Police and crime panels – opportunities and risks

We have been doing work around the new police and crime commissioner (PCC) posts and we are working with the APCC and others to try and develop some of the guidance that we think PCCs will need when they take up office. Our interest is in examining what kind of democratic relationship the new commissioners ...

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We’re hiring researchers and consultants

Over the last year here at Public-i we have been seeing a steady increase in the amount of research work that we are doing with clients. Most of these projects need a mix of research and consultancy skills but also need both project management and technical understanding - as we often link research work with ...

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Exactly how digital do we need our leaders to be?

This is a cross post with Catherine's own blog. To read the original go here. I have had a fascinating week – firstly at the LGA Annual Conference and then at an APCC event to brief Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates (other briefings included Sir Hugh Orde and the heads of both SOCA and the new NCA so it was an ...

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