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

I think I completely agree with the chief. Our relationships are generally very professional, businesslike, certainly with the local and the regional media. When you look at the amount that we sort of deal with overall, we have a Press Bureau system similar to other forces and I did an analysis on that and that showed what I thought we all knew in the force, that around about 5 per cent, less than 5 per cent of all of our enquiries are from the national media, whereas 39 per cent are from three daily newspapers at Staffordshire, so you can see that our focus, because of our geography and where we are, is really with the local and regional media, with whom we have the closest relationships.

Our relationship with the national media is really when we have a specific news event that we're responding to.

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