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Police and crime commissioners: webcasting and scrutiny

Budget scrutiny might not seem like the most exciting of subjects, but it's causing a stir at Public-i right now. We're seeing the first police and crime panels (PCPs) looking into police and crime commissioners' spending plans - and since this is the first time any of this has happened it's interesting to watch it all ...

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The Lancashire Hotpots and police and crime commissioners

A few posts ago we wrote about the pop video brought out in Lancashire to remind people about the elections for Police and Crime Commissioner elections in November. A couple of weeks ago I spoke to Naomi Walker, head of community engagement at Lancashire Police Authority, where the video was dreamed up as parf of the ...

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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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After the Local Government Association conference: A few thoughts

Well it's been a busy and exciting few days for Public-i. I expect that Catherine will want to say something more considered when she has time but I thought it might be worth dashing down a few thoughts on our conference and the LGA in general... The conversation about the conversation is growing: We've come a ...

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Making a song and a dance about the Police and Crime Commissioner elections

It doesn't matter how important you accept the advent of the Police and Crime Commissioners are, the prospect of voting in a new political post to oversee police forces in England and Wales has hardly captured the public's attention. It's a point that's been made before, but there's a risk that, come the 15th of November, ...

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