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

It is correct, my dealings with the national press are more rare. The dealings with the regional press, the local press within Staffordshire are quite regular, professional, open. I think the local press have an understanding of Staffordshire Police and know individuals within it, so I think they have an understanding of where we currently are, what our priorities are.

I put in place opportunities to speak to press people myself, formal opportunities, which are recorded, which gives them an insight into where we are as an organisation and the policing priorities we have, and as I've just been saying, I'm endeavouring to encourage the staff of Staffordshire Police to have an open and professional relationship with the local press.

National press, my dealings with them are very rare, and so in that sense I couldn't characterise those dealings because they're not often enough to have those characteristics.

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