Thank you for supporting 10 years of Empowering-Communities

It was the year of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, the rebuilt Wembley Stadium opened to the public for the first time and Celebrity Big Brother was launched on Channel 4.  2007 was also the year that Empowering-Communities was founded by CEO Gary Pettengell, following a successful 20 year career involved in[…]

Flagship Cambridgeshire Scheme Goes From Strength to Strength

Fenland District in Cambridgeshire pioneered the very first E-CINS scheme in 2010 to manage ASB and victim-focused operations across Fenland as part of the Victims First pilot. Information sharing was the main focus of Fenland’s ASB Scheme and, as a cloud-based system, was revolutionary in its ability to enable the ASB team to communicate and[…]

Cambs Leads The Way On Conditional Cautioning

Cambridgeshire Constabulary is pioneering an initiative on E-CINS aimed at helping low-level offenders make amends for their crimes and avoid a court hearing. In conjunction with the Liaison and Diversion Scheme East of England, the offender’s issues are identified and appropriate conditions are set as well as the timeframe in which it needs to be[…]

Peterborough Pilot Reduces Low-Level Offending Through
 Pioneering Integrated Offender Recovery Programme

An intensive support programme to help the recovery of vulnerable people who commit low level crime is reducing offending levels across Peterborough. The Integrated Offender Recovery Programme (IROP), thought to be the first of its kind nationally, focuses on helping people with mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues, who are vulnerable and can be[…]

E-CINS and Cambs Integrated Offender Management

Louise Williams, IOM Coordinator (Fens, Hunts, S Cambs, City, E Cambs) has been using E-CINS since August 2013 supporting partner agencies in IOM, substance misuse, NPS, CRC, Police, Prison and housing providers. Louise spoke to Empowering-Communities about the ways E-CINS has assisted their IOM scheme across the county. Before you used E-CINS how would you[…]

Cross-Border Information Sharing around 
Unauthorised Encampments

Teams in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire are working together to make the best use of E-CINS in the cross border management of unauthorised encampments. Teams will be using E-CINS to ensure improved communication between counties, supporting local engagement and improved identification of safeguarding and welfare needs across multi-agency teams. Cross County cases will be used[…]

E-CINS – Managing Organised Crime

Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke with Sergeant Mick Thorpe, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Constabulary HE: How do you use E-CINS to manage Organised Crime and Burglary MT: Currently we are using E-CINS’ Reports and Cases sections to add incidents of burglaries and we link that to the mapping tool to visually show where the burglaries have taken place. Separately[…]

E-CINS – Managing Vulnerable Adults

Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke with Sergeant Mick Thorpe, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Constabulary HE: How have you been using E-CINS for your work with Vulnerable Adults? MT: A very important area we have been using E-CINS for is vulnerable adults.  We get incidents where officers are called to a house and find people living with no electricity and[…]

E-CINS – Managing Foreign Nationals

Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke to Sergeant Mick Thorpe, Deputy Safer Neighbourhood Manager, Peterborough HE: What’s your involvement with E-CINS? MT: We have been using E-CINS in Peterborough for around a year, originally just for managing ASB and IOM. It didn’t take long to see the huge benefits that could be derived from expanding its usage to other[…]

Foreign Nationals pilot to be rolled out across Cambs

by Chief Inspector Andy Bartlett, Cambridgeshire Constabulary ❝Due to the success of the Foreign Nationals pilot in Peterborough, it has now been rolled out across the whole force. Our work with the UKBA has been made more effective and efficient since using E-CINS for this area of business and we are able to be more[…]

E-CINS Mapping Tool Helps to Identify Street Drinker Problem Areas

Adam Pearce, who is part of an ASB and Licensing Team in Fenland, Cambridgeshire is responsible for running the biggest case currently on E-CINS managing Street Drinkers. Adam spoke to Empowering- Communities’ Heather Ette about how the new E-CINS Mapping Tool is improving police work across the district.  HE: How did your involvement with E-CINS begin?[…]

Opening Address to the E-CINS Conference Mark Hopkins, Assistant Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire

“It’s a great pleasure to be invited to open this conference today and to see so many people dedicated to the work that’s been going on with E-CINS and, more importantly, committed to the concept of partnership working. It’s about engaging partners and maximising participation but from a strategic perspective, it’s also about managing risk[…]