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In the spirit of 1829

Harnessing digital, social and mobile technologies to fulfil “Peelian Principles”

In the second of our Actionable Insights series, this short brief provides an understanding to PCCs and police leaders to help them bring citizens back to the centre of policing.

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In 1829, Sir Robert Peel proposed ‘Nine Principles’ as the pledge upon which policing should be built.These principles are centred on relationship building, focusing on prevention over cure, encouraging public policing and demonstrating transparency.

Last year Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were introduced in the UK, which marks the most significant policing ‘shake-up’ in fifty years, with elected individuals mandated to hold police forces to account and ensure that they are answerable to the communities they serve.

Innovation in technology is changing the way citizens interact with organisations, private and public –particularly the innovations of digital, social and mobile.

We believe Peelian principles are more relevant than ever today, especially when viewed through modern eyes. In this ‘Actionable Insight’ we re-examine Peel’s nine principles through the lenses of digital, social and mobile – three of the most fundamental drivers for change in this generation.

We look at how these technologies combine with Peelian principles, empowering the police to fulfil their core mission in the light of service improvement, cost reduction, and the delivery of today’s agenda, and empowering citizens to play a greater role in their own safety.

In the spirit of 1829
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