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Sign up to get Twitter Alerts from your emergency services

Emergency Tweets Twitter has just launched a new service in the UK – “Twitter Alerts”. This is a new facility (already tested in the US) aimed at emergency services to enable them to get critical information out as quickly as possible to the general public. All the UK’s 47 police services, the London Fire Brigade […]

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Sign up to get Twitter Alerts from your emergency services

Emergency Tweets Twitter has just launched a new service in the UK – “Twitter Alerts”. This is a new facility (already tested in the US) aimed at emergency services to enable them to get critical information out as quickly as possible to the general public. All the UK’s 47 police services, the London Fire Brigade […]

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The power of social currency for law enforcement

How much thought do you put into everything you post to social media? Do you think about how it will be received? Or if maybe your followers will share it among their friends? When you tabulate your number of followers each month, do you fantasize about all of them re-sharing your message far and wide? […]

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[Infographic] Final results of #poltwt Global police tweet-a-thon

Around the world, police men, women, and departments are changing the way they interact. With the increased use of Twitter and other social media, police personnel can now communicate better with their community and other audiences across the globe. The second global police tweet-a-thon helped raise global awareness of the communication that can exist between […]

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PGPD Game Time

It had the ingredients for a traffic disaster: a Monday evening rush hour on the notoriously clogged Capital Beltway combined with a 7:05 pm kick-off for the Washington Redskins’ 2013 season home opener in Landover, Maryland. But the Prince George’s County Police Department, whose headquarters borders FedEx Field, home of the Redskins’ stadium, decided to […]

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Nextdoor Rollout, Two Months In

This post is a follow up to my original story, Nextdoor: Social Media For The Neighborhood.  If you’re not up to speed on Nextdoor go ahead and read that original post first. It’s been about two months (as I write this) since my department launched Nextdoor and there’s been some progress in a number of areas […]

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Highlights of #Poltwt – half way through

The second #poltwt is well underway with over 250 agency accounts and over 75 officers accounts as registered participants. We have representatives from South Africa, Kenya, Estonia, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Iceland, Canada and United States. As I write this, registrations continue to come in. All will be noted on the […]

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I’m sorry Sir, it’s against the law

I’m sorry Sir, it’s against the law There are plenty of arcane, not to say bizarre laws in the UK. MPs aren’t aware of wear armour in parliament. You can’t beat or shake a carpet rug in any street in the Metropolitan Police District. It’s illegal to import Polish potatoes (put on the Statute Book […]

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I’m sorry Sir, it’s against the law

I’m sorry Sir, it’s against the law There are plenty of arcane, not to say bizarre laws in the UK. MPs aren’t aware of wear armour in parliament. You can’t beat or shake a carpet rug in any street in the Metropolitan Police District. It’s illegal to import Polish potatoes (put on the Statute Book […]

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Global Police Tweet-a-thon, the sequel

Next Global Police Tweet-a-thon is November 1st! History in the making March 22nd of this year was an epic day for law enforcement. It was the day over 200 law enforcement agencies all across the western hemisphere took to Twitter for 24 hours or a portion thereof to tweet about their work. With the hashtag […]

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