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[…]

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[…]

National 
E-CINS Forum and Working Groups Launched

Several schemes and users have identified the need for a National E-CINS Forum and I am now in the process of setting one up. I have listed some of the areas of business E-CINS is used to manage below. It therefore makes sense to have a number of working groups under the Forum umbrella. Each working group can[…]

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[…]