Keynote speaker, crisis communications strategist and soon to be best selling author Melissa Agnes talks about how to become Crisis Ready so that the issues you face don't become a crisis.
As a strategic advisor and keynote speaker, Melissa Agnes has worked with NATO, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, financial firms, technology companies, healthcare organizations, cities and municipalities, law enforcement agencies, global non-profits, and many others, helping them understand risk and build invincible brands that can withstand even the most devastating of events. In 2015, she gave a TEDx talk in Los Angeles where she discussed the secret to successful crisis management in the 21st century.
Agnes is the editor of the Crisis Ready Blog, a contributor to Forbes, and a go-to source for the press, with recent coverage including the Wall Street Journal, VIBE Magazine, USA Today, and many others.
As a university guest lecturer, Agnes teaches crisis management in university courses around the world, including at NYU and McGill.
You can follow Melissa on most social media @Melissa_Agnes
Learn more about Melissa through her website,
Neil Dewson-Smyth is a police officer in the UK who has been in uniform operations for 26 years. In the first 7 years he covered all aspects of day to day policing. He then progressed to traffic operations for 7 years as a class 1 advanced driver dealing with all road traffic accidents and numerous fatal road traffic accident investigations.
On transfer to Cheshire he spent 12 months in the custody investigation team before promotion to Sgt, then spent 7 years as custody sergeant with compliance to PACE 1984 and the Safer Detention and Handling of Persons in Custody (SDHP) guidelines. Detainee risk assessment specialist and understanding of high risk medical issues relevant to custody. Intoximeter EC/IR specialist and trainer.
He is now a Force Incident Sgt in the force control room. His role requires oversight of the whole force, overseeing all emergency and priority incidents and matching resources to demand while maintaining officer safety and public confidence.
He is also the Social media advisor and engagement lead to Cheshire Constabulary but also nationally and internationally with other forces and police agencies. Helping officers, leaders and staff; remove barriers to effective use, maximize their potential to reach out to and build relationships with their communities digitally through varied media applications and platforms.
Neil has a strong passion for the dangers of distracted driving with particular emphasis on the use of mobile phones.
He is the creator of the internationally recognized #DontStreamAndDrive campaign and continually campaigning to raise awareness of the dangers.
Neil was the International “Connected Cops” Social Media Leadership Award winner 2016 and was shortlisted as Best Tweeting Sgt in 2017 UK Police Twitter Awards.
You can find Neil online under the ID @SgtTCS.
In this episode of The Police Podcast, Tamrin Olden and Mike Bires from The Law Enforcement dot Social Podcast joined in for a special crossover episode.
The three of us discussed what we see happening in the area of law enforcement and public safety social media use giving our own predictions / keys to success for 2018.
Tamrin and Mike's five predictions of success for the coming year are:
My five predictions for creating your best success possibilities in 2018 are...
What was fascinating about doing this show is we didn't share what our ideas were prior to hitting record... we took turns sharing our thoughts only to see that we had lots of overlap and complimentary points.
I'm thankful to Mike and Tamrin for doing most of the heavy lifting on these show notes.
Be sure and follow the gang from The Law Enforcement dot Social Podcast... on Instagram and Facebook @lawenforcement.social and their personal accounts, @isocialcop, @idigitalcop, and @tamrinolden.