Category Archive: Katie’s posts

London Riots: The Inside View

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On 5th August 2011, London witnessed the beginning of one of the most memorable, shocking and unexpected weeks in recent history. Exactly one year ago this week, thousands took to the streets in… Continue reading

Crime and the media part 3: The newspapers compared

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OnTheBeat’s recent post on crime and the media showed that people who read different papers have very different views on crime. But, the real question is- WHY? OnTheBeat conducts a mini experiment to… Continue reading

GUEST POST- PCSO Powers: The Sergeant’s View

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The debate over PCSO powers has long raged, making headlines again this month, with South Yorkshire Constabulary beefing up the powers of its PCSOs and turning them in to ‘Local Beat Officers’. Sgt… Continue reading

Crime and the media part 2: Has TV changed the way we see the world?

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Following on from our last post on newspapers and crime perceptions, OnTheBeat digs up the data on TV and finds out how much the news channel YOU choose affects your fear of crime.… Continue reading

Crime and the media part 1: What does your newspaper say about YOU?

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HOW MUCH DOES THE NEWS YOU READ SAY ABOUT YOU? We all know about the effect the media has on society, and it’s never been hammered home more than with the continual revelations… Continue reading

#didsburybeat: In Pictures

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Over the weekend Sgt Tariq Butt and the rest of Didsbury neighbourhood police team in Manchester kindly agreed to have me along on a shift to see the day to day reality of… Continue reading

Rape threats on the job: the darker side of being a PCSO

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THOUGH MANY PCSOS CLAIM TO BE SATISFIED WITH THEIR JOB AND THE WORK THAT THEY DO, SOMETIMES IT CAN BE A VERY DIFFERENT STORY. Michael* has been a PCSO in Merseyside for six… Continue reading

PCSO NEWS IN BRIEF

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ONCE AGAIN, ONTHEBEAT101 BRINGS YOU THE PICK OF THE LATEST POLICING NEWS STORIES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. MAKE SURE TO LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON ANY OF THESE STORIES BY TWEETING US… Continue reading

Bernard Hogan-Howe talks PCSOs: VIDEO

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AS YOU KNOW, ONTHEBEAT101 WENT TO A TALK LAST WEEK BY METROPOLITAN POLICE COMMISSIONER BERNARD HOGAN-HOWE. HERE’S OUR VIDEO OF THE BEST BITS. Onthebeat101 was there to represent the voice of PCSOs and… Continue reading

Top Tips for Rookie PCSOs

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We all know what it’s like starting a new job, with all the uncertainty and expectations, and joining as a PCSO is no different. OnTheBeat101 takes you through what it’s really like joining… Continue reading

Interview with Clerkenwell SNT: The truth about being a PCSO

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Last week I went to interview Clerkenwell Safer Neighbourhoods Team on Goswell Road. It’s a very small team, made up of just three officers: Sgt Brian Quail, PCSO Adam Bonney and PCSO Matthew… Continue reading

Police officers and PCSOs…. friends or enemies?

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The first time I opened the Manchester Evening News after arriving back up here for Christmas I came across this very interesting article: http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1467743_greater-manchester-police-to-recruit-200-new-staff—-as-thousands-of-jobs-are-axed In it, Greater Manchester police chief Peter Fahy has… Continue reading