Last year the Daily Telegraph pointed out that: “Hot weather prompted a rise in police calls” (here: http://tgr.ph/GYkimb) and conventional wisdom holds that violent crime increases during hot weather.
The original Open Public Services White Paper, published in July last year, set out the Government’s approach to public services by applying five key principles intended to provide people with the best possible services for the money spent: choice, decentralisation, diversity (‘public services should be open to a range of providers’), fairness and accountability.
We have been providing a few PCC candidates with our primer on the development of policing (illustrated here: http://twitpic.com/90351k).
Television programmes shape the public’s views about the effectiveness of all public services.
This week we explore the reasons why campaigners need to tell compelling stories, and why commercial leaders need to draw on powerful anecdotes.
Successful campaigns can be driven by social media, as the 25 PCC candidate tweeters recognise.
Labour have told Michael Crick that they’ve had 150 applications for candidates for police commissioners across the 41 police areas, an average of less than 4 per area.
The Top of the Cops blog highlighted the need to embrace “new” campaigning models this week: “With these Police and Crime Commissioner elections we face a peculiar set of pressures.