The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

It would show, in relation to the national media, every few months I would have some interaction with them based on either my national work or the bigger issues within the county of Essex. More locally, that would be based primarily around either initiatives that the force were launching or the meeting structure of the police authority, in truth, drove a lot of this, so if there was a police authority meeting, there would always be a discussion with the press after it because these things were in the public domain and I thought that was quite proper.

Like any of these jobs, there was a honeymoon period when you first start, where you would have slightly more interaction with the media because they wanted to know what your plan would be as the incoming Chief Constable.

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