What is Police Hour?
Police Hour is an online digital media news organisation that brings you the UK’s Leading Crime & Policing News. Police Hour has a key audience within the United Kingdom and the United States of America and has a unique readership of £2.5 Million people per week.
Is Police Hour Fake News
Police Hour does not write Fake news or misinformation we ensure our news gathered and checked by a credible source and is verified. We do not publish misinformation or Fake News.
We do support the countering of fake news by highlighting news stories that are fake to ensure these are highlighted and countered. We’d highly recommend anyone concerned about a Fake News story to visit Snopes who are the Leading Fake News fact checker.
Learn about Police Hour!
Police Hour was created in 2013 by Trevor Sherwood who had just Graduated Teesside University. Having worked with a policing background and attended 999 emergency calls an idea was sparked to create Police Hour.
Police Hour was created on a £1.50 budget with an unlimited web hosting company, but within days our web traffic was too high and we’d crashed all of the other websites sharing our web hosting servers.
Trevor gained insight and an understanding of the challenges of front line policing and wanted to create balanced non-sensationalised news free from misinformation that could be a trusted news source.
The first content written for the website was oddly called “Welcome Back Breaking News” as you can see we have come a long way since that article was written which shared the idea of developing a website and that if we were going to do this right we needed to invest in it.
We shared plans that we wanted to launch a more advanced set up we wanted to be a stronger valued media outlet. Fast forward to 2020 we think we’ve achieved that.
Police Hour ensures all of our news is sourced and verified by a number of independent sources before it is published to ensure our news is credible.
Why do we have advertising on Police Hour?
Paid advertising content is marked as an advertisement and the cost of advertising revenue is used to produce future content & develop our website.
Misinformation We’ll ensure our content is accurate, honest and written with integrity and is free from misinformation.
Credibility – We’ll not intentionally publish and repeatedly publish misinformation, We’ll always fact check the credibility of our content usually by credible reliable sources such as Police Press Team & Government Agencies. We’ll always ensure our content is verified by two independent sources before we go ahead and publish content.
We will ensure we always gather our content responsibility and publish that content within a fair and accurate way. If we make a mistake we’ll ensure we are open and transparent about making these. We’ll always make clear the difference between News and opinion to ensure this cannot be deemed as misinformation.
We will avoid deceptive headlines and will not include content that is clickbait, false information or significantly sensationalize our headlines so that it does not reflect the story we are telling.
We’ll also ensure the same applies within relation to our in-house produced video content in relation to our commitment to credibility.
Accountability -by ensuring we are a transparent media we are demonstrating that we are accountable for the content we produce, ensuring we provide content that is trustworthy and can be relied upon as a valid source of content. By ensuring our team names are displayed next to the content along with ownership details of Police Hour.
We ensure we are accountable by ensuring we run a fair complaints system shall you believe we need to make corrections or amendments to our content because it is inaccurate and we will ensure we keep a public log of these errors, amendments and corrections.
We provide our readers with clear channels of communications to ensure they are able to reach us when they need us especially if Police Hour have gotten it wrong.
Police Hour is a non-political site, we do not write our content with a political motive or agender. We write our content with a reflection of what is happening within policing within the front line, with a reflection of what officers are telling us.
We will write our content where possible in a way and an editorial style that supports policing but stays balanced and always promises to tell the truth. If the Police get it wrong we won’t be afraid to provide content on that but we will ensure we try and remain positive where possible.
Is to provide crime and policing news that people can trust, we want to be the most trusted crime and policing media org, by being honest, credible and accountable we’ll provide balanced factual news to our readers.
We aim to ensure our media org is positive of policing across the UK and is free from misinformation.
Our Promise “We will tell you the news that may be controversial, it will be balanced & not sensationalised. We’ll try and remain positive within our content and support of policing but we won’t be afraid to tell the truth”
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