David Bailey MCIPR, Dip CIPR

Public Relations Manager in England, United Kingdom

David Bailey MCIPR, Dip CIPR

Public Relations Manager in England, United Kingdom

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Since joining Staffordshire Police in 2002 David has built a reputation for drive and innovation in public relations, communications and engagement, particularly in the digital environment.

As a result of his leadership David helped to develop the social media approach for Europol, delivered training and best practice via the European Police College and undertook a mission to Palestine to help the local Palestine Civil Police use Facebook to engage with their local communities about crime and community safety.

David isn’t a police officer, around a third of all those working in UK police are members of staff who don’t need the warrant to execute his role.

Currently David seconded to the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Digital Policing Portfolio from Staffordshire Police. He is leading the Social Media project within the Digital Public Contact Programme which is working deliver the vision following vision for a social media enabled police service across the UK.

'The public will have the choice and confidence to engage, report and interact with their local police using the digital channels that most suit their needs.

The police have the skills and confidence to effectively engage with communities, building trust, support and enabling citizens so that together we can tackle the issues that matter most.'

The project focuses on social media as a contact channel, improving community engagement and development of a new approach to digital engagement between policing and children & young people.

Described as 'best in class' by senior managers at Facebook in terms of leading public sector digital engagement, he is a key driver in the use of social media channels in UK policing and wider.

With nearly 20 years of experience in police engagement and communications, David has been involved in every aspect of policing, supporting local face-to-face engagement in community meetings, to leading the media and communications plan complex investigations including counter-terrorism and sadly a few murder enquiries along the way.

In 2011 David led and delivered a communications and engagement approach for Staffordshire which was credited with preventing disorder on the county during the Summer 2011 riots. This resulted in his work being highlighted at Cabinet Office and Downing Street. Also, David’s work was also focus of Facebook’s first case study on a Public Sector agency worldwide which was used by Facebook to highlight best practice worldwide in community engagement.

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