Welcome to the WeCops blog, an extension of the tweeting community and an opportunity to discuss topics beyond 140 characters.

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43 Forces
03 July, 2021 by @mark74brown
@WeCops chat 9th June 2021   Restructuring: 43 Forces   I had the privilege of hosting a @WeCops chat on Wednesday 9th June 2021. The topic of the discussion was restructuring and the 43 Forces. The reason for raising this topic on policing is that in previous times, some more recent than others there has been debate around whether the current 43 ...
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Police Families
21 June, 2021 by @_the_blue_line_
Police Families Blog Summary    My background is a mixture of policing and midwifery, sparking my passion for staff wellbeing around parenting and family life. During my maternity leave I listened to others who were having a poor experience and knew I wanted to change this. I became involved in GMP's maternity support and soon found out about the n ...
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Prioritising Investigations
25 May, 2021 by @SuptLeeBerryWYP
@WeCops Chat Wednesday 12th May 2021   The chat was popular with 75 participants and 471 Tweets which equated to a 1,498,265 reach, the chat at its peak was trending at number 17 on Twitter!   This reinforces the importance of this subject, as does the spectrum of those involved. Participants ranged from front line Response Officers and Detectives ...
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Armed Policing – Gender barriers in 2021
24 February, 2021 by @DCIPipTaylor
#WECOPS Blog – Armed Policing – Gender barriers in 2021 Hosted by  Supt Andrea Quinton and DCI Pip Taylor Facilitating a #wecops debate is not for the faint hearted as both Andrea and I can attest to as it was the most intense hour of fielding questions and comments.  We had corralled a significant amount of colleagues and publicised the chat widel ...
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Mental Health, Wellbeing and Fatigue
20 July, 2020 by @ktbg1
                                      The most recent WeCops chat on Wednesday 8th July focussed on Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Police service. The aim was to have an inward focus on our officers and staff and talk about how we look after ourselves and each other. Dr Ian Hesketh @IanHesky, @WeMHNurses lead Vanessa Garrity @VanessaRNMH and @ ...
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Analysts
21 June, 2020 by @OwenTheAnalyst
Analysts and policing by Owen Miller On the 27th May, 50 contributors came together in a welcome respite from COVID-19 conversations to discuss the state of analysts in policing. The idea from the chat came from a piece of research work led by Michael Rowe and Liam Ralph, which funnily enough came out of a previous we-cops debate and is looking at ...
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Unconcious bias in policing
18 June, 2020 by @WecopsCaroline
@WeCops chat – Unconscious bias in Policing With @MPSRajKohli   We are very grateful to Raj Kohli for leading on this @WeCops chat. Only last week Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu recognised Mr Kohli’s work on improving diversity within policing and being a wonderful advocate for the Service. Raj Kohli is currently the BOCU Commander for Camden and ...
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Responding to Covid-19
29 April, 2020 by @MCunningham1232
Responding to COVID-19: Mike Cunningham shares his thoughts with WeCops On 1 April, the CEO of the College of Policing, Mike Cunningham, and Chief Constable Andy Rhodes took part in a special WeCops (@wecops) Twitter discussion, focused on the policing response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  WeCops chats are hosted every two weeks on Twitter. WeCops ...
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Responding to Covid-19
29 April, 2020 by @MCunningham1232
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Policing Legitimacy through the COVID-19 crisis
18 April, 2020 by @ktbg1
A Blog by Katy Barrow-Grint A WeCops chat on Wednesday 15th April 2020 hosted by @LoaderIan Ian Loader, Professor of Criminology from Oxford University focused on policing legitimacy through the Covid-19 crisis. Following on from the WeCops chat on Wednesday 1st April hosted by CC Mike Cunningham and CC Andy Rhodes on policing Covid19, it was cle ...
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Police recruitment
21 March, 2020 by @TomGaymor
@WeCops on ‘Police Recruitment’. (18/03/20)@WeCops allows for three questions over a period of one hour on Twitter. These three questions provide a dip sample and information share around the topic title, in this instance ‘police recruitment’.There is no doubt in many people’s minds that police recruitment needs to be more efficient. There is curre ...
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Wecops review
07 March, 2020 by @WecopsCaroline
WeCops – a look back and a step forward…  (pictures not currently loading) This is the most recent @WeCops blog from the WeCops team. It covers the discussion that was led by our own team and was a reflective piece on where we are as we enter our 5th year of tweeting! The aim of the discussion was to explore the role of WeCops in supporting UK Poli ...
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Detectives
20 February, 2020 by @D_MHayes
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 Detective Superintendent Henderson (@DSuptHenderson). The aim of the discussion was to explore ...
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Returning to work
07 July, 2019 by @WecopsCaroline
Returning to work   This chat is aimed at anyone who has returned to work, whether that be from a career break, maternity leave, extended periods of sickness or perhaps as a re-joiner.  It is also looking to reach those who manage staff who are returning and those who work in an HR capacity and have experience of what a ‘good model’ looks like.  I ...
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Picking up the pieces
08 February, 2019 by @WecopsCaroline
                                                                                Joint @WeMHNs and @Wecops chat regarding Zoe Billingham’s report ‘Picking up the pieces.’   By Caroline Hay, with thanks to Scotty Bell and Michael Brown    I am a front-line response team Sgt who has regular contact with people suffering a crisis with their Mental Hea ...
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Picking up the pieces
08 February, 2019 by @WecopsCaroline
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Police Pensions information doc
19 November, 2018 by @LeeMBroad
Let’s talk pensions.   I know it’s a confusing and boring subject to tackle.  Equations, formula’s, 1/75th this 2/60th that lumps sums, weighted accrual final salary, revaluated earnings. The convoluted terms and roundabout ways used to determine what you should expect for your contributions can be a minefield to navigate.  It’s no wonder that thou ...
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#WeCops Forming, Storming, Norming.
14 May, 2016 by @WeCops
#WeCops has been up and running now for a little over 6 months.  During that time we have ran a number of chats and started to gain followers from the policing family, academic's, members of the public. We have utilised the learning from the @WeNurses team about how we structure chats, get the best from them and how we as busy volunteers manage our ...
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Unveiling The @WeCops Platform
26 April, 2016 by @WeCops
Welcome to the introductory @WeCops blog. The purpose is to introduce everyone to the concept of what WeCops is and then hopefully to tickle your interest and draw you in to either as a watching bystander reflecting on the discussion of the day, or better still by chipping in and adding your own thoughts. This was started off in the NHS by creative ...
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Top 10 Tips for Tweetchatting
05 April, 2016 by @WeCops
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