Police

Kind words on digital democracy

I thought I should offer a quick update to last week's post about the Digital Democracy guide for police and crime commissioners. Commissioned by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (and written by Catherine), it makes the case for how and why PCCs should be using digital means to develop a meaningful, productive relationship ...

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Introducing digital democracy – for police and crime commissioners and beyond

As police and crime commissioners settle down to work it's worth remembering that they are the first major elected office to arrive in the UK since Facebook was founded in February 2004. PCCs will be charged with bringing about a new relationship between the police and the public at a time when social media, and ...

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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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Things you need to know about the police and crime panels

While there's plenty of debate about Police and Crime Commissioners, the bodies that will scrutinise their performance, Police and Crime Panels, haven't exactly exicted much interest. In an admittedly vain attempt to address this inbalance, we thought we'd look at the Police and Crime Panels to find out a bit more about them... The Police and ...

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Looking forward to the LGA Conference

Here at Public-i we have been looking forward to one of the most important events for us, the LGA Conference, since January. As ever, a lot of this is about the basics of us being there - from working out where the stand will be (you’ll see us in our usual spot, R18), to what ...

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