Author: Paul Turnupthenoise

StreetCraft – The Lost Art Of Policing?

‘Street Psychology for Police,’ ‘Self-Selection Policing,’ and, ‘Tacit Knowledge.’ Just some of the phrases Dr. Jason Roach, the Director of the Crime and Policing research Group at the University of Huddersfield, used at a recent presentation at the Houses of Parliament as part of an Evidence Based Policing event to describe what I would call, […]

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Definitive Police Recruitment Guide

  Police recruitment across England and Wales has never been better for aspiring police officers, transferee police officers, PCSOs and Special Constables. Forces are now recruiting large numbers of officers just to keep their numbers from dropping any lower. Over the next 12-18 months forces across England and Wales will recruit in excess of 3000 […]

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Bus Stop Community Building

I had an interesting discussion the other day with a group of police officers that were interested in how asset based approaches to community building and in particular, the use of Appreciative Inquiry, can be used to help support building strong communities.   I believe all public servants have a part to play in community […]

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The problem with PACT

Have you ever run or been part of a Police and Communities Together ( PACT ) meeting? Where members of the community are invited to: ‘raise their community priorities or concerns;’ ‘receive crime prevention advice,’ and be updated as to what the police (mostly) and partners have been doing to address the priorities and concerns […]

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