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Police: My First Blue Light Camp

Written by RSS Poster RoryGeo on Crime and Justice

So, it was a busy weekend – made complete by a trip up to Manchester for the inaugural #BlueLightCamp. The event had an eclectic and interesting mix of practitioners, researchers, social media gurus and designers from across each of the blue light services. I checked the attendee list in advance of heading north, and while the #policing input was a little lighter than I’d expected, the day did not disappoint.

After an inauspicious start, I was pleased to find myself in sunny Manchester and in the company of Christine Townsend (@SC2221) for the short ride into the city centre. We started talking social media, and more besides, en route to the venue.

We arrived to find a very slick venue and a few goodies (a mug and t-shirt) waiting for us. Events got underway fairly swiftly and after some brief introductions and stating (in three words) our goals/interests for the day, the unconference commenced.

My three words, were connecting, public and police. I like to think Sir Robert Peel would have been pleased, not least since he is widely...

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