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County lines: Exploring the academic literature in the context of the real world

  I started an MSc in Applied Policing Practice at Canterbury Christ Church University in September 2019. It was 11 years almost to the day since I handed in my dissertation at the end of my history degree. I had … Continue reading

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Maintaining a Culture of Common Good: Police, community and leadership during the Covid-19 crisis

This blog was triggered by this weeks’ @wecops debate about the police and Covid-19 with Rob Flanagan and Mike Cunningham from the College of Policing. It received the highest ever views for us at over two million and this included … Continue reading

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@wecops – Detectives debate…

The Detectives With thanks to guest host Detective Superintendent Henderson (@DSuptHenderson) for leading this chat in January. This is the most recent @WeCops blog from Dan Hayes and Dan Reynolds. It covers the discussion that was led by guest host … Continue reading

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Academic Integrity and Making a Difference

The Police Education Qualification Framework (PEQF) has fundamentally changed the approach to police recruitment and the conversation about how new officers embark on a ‘professional’ career. Three entry routes dictate that ALL joiners must now have a degree (a College … Continue reading

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Paradoxes, value, mixed messages and reaffirming the fight against crime…

A few years ago I remember watching the TV documentary about GMPs specialist rape unit. The honesty, complexity and visibility of really tough decisions within that team really impressed me, not least because many of the British public gain knowledge … Continue reading

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