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South Yorkshire cops offer seasonal podcasts

'Ello 'ello 'ello, what's all this then?

Podcasts from South Yorkshire's police force have earned a friendly wink from the Home Office.

The project has been chosen as an example of "good practice" in modern UK policing, as part of a focus on bringing officers closer to the communities they serve.

South Yorkshire Police is the first force in the UK to offer a podcasting service.

The service was also one of five finalists in the 'Best team in the public sector' category of the recent UK Online Information awards, but was beaten by the Royal College of Nursing.

But this slight setback hasn’t deterred the long podcasting arm of the law (actually a team of two from within the technology department).

The team has assembled two seasonally inspired transmissions.

The first features an interview with chief constable Meredydd Hughes on the topic of drink- and drug-driving during the festive season.

The second spotlights crime and disorder reduction officer Andy Foster, who speaks about crime at Christmas – covering topics ranging from securing your home when you go on holiday to securing your valuables when you hit the shops.

This story first appeared on Macworld.co.uk


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