Jon Harvey gives his personal perspective on the Blue Light Camp. Jon hopes to be the Labour candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in the Thames Valley Police Area. If you have a perspective to share, let us know at [email protected]
I was at the Blue Light Camp in Manchester yesterday with a bunch of very interesting folks exploring the application of Social Media to policing (etc.) – lots of useful comments and links to be found using #blcamp
I was there wearing my professional as opposed to political hat (although I did mention my other interest). Some very useful debates and I will blog about the session that I ran concerning the use to be made by PCC candidates before the election and then PCCs post election to engage with their local communities.
and finally a question left hanging in the session I ran:
Should Police Authorities be making arrangements now for hustings for the PCC candidates in their area? I may well ask this question of my Police Authority.