Opening Address from ACC Julian Blazeby, Staffs Police

Summary of the Day’s Events “We’re also looking at using it for restorative justice and neighbourhood panels too so actually I think the limit for what E-CINS can he used for is our imagination” ACC Julian Blazeby, speaking at the opening of the conference Mr Blazeby welcomed everyone to Staffordshire Headquarters to the first National E-CINS[…]

The Speaker Panel – Experiences and Best Practice

The panel were asked a number of questions from individual delegates who were interested in learning more about the system and how it could work for them in their day to day roles. Procurement A number of delegates posed the question about how E-CINS could be purchased and if it would need to be subjected[…]

Speaker – Ian Coxhead, Chief Inspector, Tamworth Community Partnership Hub

Ian is a Chief Inspector in Staffordshire Police and is currently working as a Local Policing Team commander at Tamworth. He has been with Staffordshire Police for 24 years and worked in various roles including Local Policing, CID, Communications and Professional Standards. Tamworth has an established Community Safety Hub that is situated at the police[…]

Speaker – Rachel Tucker, Waveney District Council, Suffolk

Rachel has worked for local government since 2004 and studied the Management of ASB at the Anglian Ruskin University, Cambridge in 2006. She is currently Anti Social Behaviour Officer, Active Communities at Waveney District Council. Previous to this she was a volunteer special constable for nine years taking on numerous roles from recruitment to working[…]

Speaker – Melanie Locke, ASB and Hate Crime Coordinator within the City of Brighton

Melanie is a sergeant with Sussex Police, she has 24 years of experience in a variety of roles from responding to emergency calls to working on complex murder cases. Melanie is the event manager for Evolve, the support group for female staff and a Protest Liaison Officer, involving her meeting with protest group leaders and[…]

Speaker – Simon Tweats, Chief Inspector Staffordshire Police and Programme Manager of Integrated Offender Management, Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire

Simon has 23 years police experience and is a Chief Inspector of Staffordshire Police. He has extensive experience of Justice Services and Integrated Offender Management (IOM) having held strategic leadership positions for both in his home Force. He also currently has thematic lead in his Force on Troubled Families and Electronic Monitoring (of offenders). He[…]


Over 100 delegates from organisations including the Police, Probation, Fire Service local government, Housing Associations and voluntary groups braved the floods on Wednesday 28th November to travel to Staffordshire’s Police HQ for the inaugural E-CINS ‘Turning Local Good Practice into National Best Practice conference’. Delegates came from as far as Devon and Cornwall and the[…]

Interview with Gary Pettengell about why Empowering-Communities chose to become a Social Enterprise and what it means for our customers

Q.What is a Social Enterprise? A. Jonathan Bland as Chief Executive of the Social Enterprise Coalition gave a very good explanation of what social enterprises are. He said ‘The founders and leaders of social enterprises are passionate about achieving explicit social or environmental aims and this motivates them as much, if not more, than the[…]

Speaker Summaries: Mark Walchester – Strategic Partnerships and Engagements Officer, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

“Why is a Fire Officer in the front seat here talking about the redesign of Public Sector Services? I was seconded to the local authority in Stoke on Trent City Council for 2 years with a brief from my Chief Fire Officer to develop referral pathways and create opportunities to see where public sector services[…]

Speaker – Gary Pettengell, E-CINS Founder, Empowering-Communities

Gary is the founder of Empowering-Communities, a self sustaining, not for profit social enterprise. He has worked on several local, national and international crime reduction and community engagement projects for which he has won several awards. One of these projects has been made the subject of a case study by the United Nations. In April[…]