Policing

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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My 10 things from BlueLightCamp

On Sunday Dave Eaton and I attended the BlueLightCamp, a gathering of people interested in innovation in the emergency services. As you might expect with a meeting of people from across 'blue-light' services, there was a lot to discuss - with both significant changes to emergency services and major developments in how all three emergency ...

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Mapping candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections

The very, very nice people at the Police Foundation let us use the data they've diligently collected here to create a map of police and crime commissioner prospective candidates. This follows a chat on Twitter following on from our blog post about PCCs here. I'd tweeted about the Police Foundation spreadsheet and then Dave Briggs suggested ...

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What the PCCs can mean for engagement

At Public-i we've started talking to a number of police authorities, the agencies that will be replaced by the offices of police and crime commissioners (PCCs) when they are elected on the 15th of November this year (2012). The PCCs will take over responsibility for overseeing 41 police forces on the 16th of November, signalling a ...

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