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Time to Stop Pulling People Out Of The River?

Time to Stop Pulling People Out Of The River?

‘There comes a point where we need to stop pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.’ Bishop Desmond Tutu I recently spoke at Salford University’s Future of Policing conference in London on the subject of asset based approaches to problem solving in community safety […]

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Serving Police Officers Failing Police Online Assessment Tests?

Serving Police Officers Failing Police Online Assessment Tests?

Over the past week I’ve had some curious messages sent to me by one of my Twitter followers who is also a serving police officer. His son is trying out for the police and it sounds like he has just failed the initial Northumbria Police Online Assessment Tests. And so he gave them a go, […]

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Final Police Interview – No Longer a Game

Final Police Interview – No Longer a Game

‘It’s just a game, a game you can learn how to play and succeed in.’ My delegates often hear me say this about the National Police Assessment Centre, however, once you are through this stage you will probably have a final police interview. This is where it gets real and where the only ‘game’ to […]

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Changing community conversations through Appreciative Inquiry

Changing community conversations through Appreciative Inquiry

During a recent visit to Mansfield, as part of the field research phase prior to the start of their Problem Solving in Community Safety course, I joined a small group of Council and Fire Service employees in the Ravensdale Estate. The aim of these walkabouts is to enable me to get a real feel for what […]

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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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