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CoPaCC launched Policing Insight in May 2015 to provide a platform for stakeholders in policing and criminal justice to share knowledge, insight and opinion.

PolicingTV was launched in February 2022 as a sister site to Policing Insight, the leading platform to keep up with the latest in progressive policing. PolicingTV will continue this mission via events and video content including roundtables and interviews discussing the latest issues and sharing knowledge and practice.

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Our content covers the full width of policing and criminal justice topics including policy, practice, crime and technology via articles, reports and our valuable Media Monitor service, a searchable database of news, analysis, opinion and reports from national, local and specialist press as well all the key policing and criminal justice organisations.

Our viewers, readers and contributors reflect the necessary collaboration between police and criminal justice organisations, the third sector, industry and academia to find progressive solutions to the significant challenges facing policing and criminal justice.

Policing Insight has developed an increasingly international focus with many policing challenges and innovations of common interest globally. As well as providing a platform for latest thinking in policing from the around the world, PolicingTV and Policing Insight publishers CoPaCC are founders of the World Class Policing Awards which launched in 2019 recognising outstanding policing from around the World.

In addition to two editors and a network of researchers and specialist journalists, Policing Insight has hosted articles from over 900 guest contributors with expertise in the police and criminal justice sector.

We hope to expand on this incredible service with the launch of PolicingTV, providing insight via events and video.

CoPaCC is proud to serve the police and criminal justice community, with a growing number of police forces and relevant government agencies, academic institutions, charities and industry taking up organisation wide subscriptions. Key organisations such as ANZPAA, HMICFRS, College of Policing, APCC, SPA  and Police ICT Company use Policing Insight as a valuable resource.

Meet the PolicingTV team

Ian Tomson-SmithIan Tomson-Smith, Director of Events and PolicingTV
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Ian is responsible for managing PolicingTV and developing Policing Insight Events. He will be leading the launch of a series of virtual high-profile policing events for UK and International Markets. Both internally and for external customers. These events will be showcased via videos on PolicingTV and articles on Policing Insight.


Danny-ShawDanny Shaw, PolicingTV Chief Presenter
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The ‘Talking Crime’ series is produced by Gaetan Portal and presented by Danny Shaw, both of whom spent over 30 years at the BBC. Danny was a home affairs correspondent specialising in crime, policing and justice. He was the Bar Council Legal Reporter of the Year four times and was part of a team involved in the award-winning ‘100 killings’ project which examined cases of murder and manslaughter in 2019. Danny blogs on his own website,, and is a Senior Associate at the criminal justice consultancy, Crest Advisory.


Gaetan PortalGaetan Portal, PolicingTV Producer
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Gaetan is a former BBC producer and journalist working with Danny Shaw to develop content for PolicingTV. At the BBC Gaetan worked across TV, Radio & Online for more than 30 years and ended his career as a Senior Producer with the Home & Legal Affairs team. He is a Partner at Maltin PR, an award winning and internationally recognised London based Litigation and Legal PR firm.



Richard Place Richard Place, Sales Manager for sponsorship, advertising and subscriptions
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Richard is responsible for selling advertising, sponsorship and partnership opportunities on PolicingTV and Policing Insight as well as organisation wide and group subscriptions for Policing Insight. Richard has extensive experience in police sector selling for key police organisations and publications


Ian BarrettIan Barrett, CoPaCC Director of Publishing and Development
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Ian is responsible for CoPaCC’s publishing strategy including platform, content and commercial development. An experienced publisher and commercial manager, Ian has spent the past 18 years publishing magazines and websites in the police and security sectors including Jane’s Police Review and Police Oracle before developing Policing Insight for CoPaCC. Ian continues to develop CoPaCC’s publishing strategy to engage our community of police and criminal justice professionals via Policing Insight and CoPaCC events.

Bernard Rix Bernard Rix. CoPaCC Chief Executive
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Prior to setting up CoPaCC, Bernard worked as an independent police, criminal justice and community safety advisor since 1990, across the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. He led over fifty significant change assignments in this time, work that has – amongst other benefits – improved police investigation of burglary, cut court delays, given victims a better service, helped community relations, and enhanced police officer safety