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Clovis Police, ConnectedCOPS Awards, Eau Claire Police, Massachusetts State Police, Mount Pleasant Police, SM Use, Toronto Police | Comments Off on The 2014 ConnectedCOPS Awards finalists are…

The 2014 ConnectedCOPS Awards finalists are…

          The international group of judges of the third annual ConnectedCOPS Awards has determined the finalists for the 2014 awards. The winners will be announced at the SMILE Conference® in Birmingham, UK September 10th. Winners receive free admission to the conference, an opportunity to present their work, financial assistance and a […]

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ConnectedCOPS Awards Winners Announced

LAwS Communications Announces the Winners of the International ConnectedCOPS Awards  Recipients announced in eight categories at The SMILE Conference in Omaha, Neb. Omaha, NE – October 01, 2013 – The winners of the second annual ConnectedCOPS™ Awards were announced last week at the SMILE Conference® in Omaha, Nebraska. The awards program began last year and immediately became highly sought after by law officers using social media in police operations. “It is still very rare for law enforcement to understand the true depths of engagement they can achieve with social media,” said Lauri Stevens, founder of LAwS Communications and the ConnectedCOPS Awards. “The winners of the ConnectedCOPS awards are the people and agencies who are at the forefront of this realization. So in turn they set the bar and they set it very high for their peers. Through these awards, I hope we’re able to signal to others that social media isn’t about checking a box, but rather should be approached with proactive strategy and strong governance. If we succeed, law enforcement can become more transparent but also more efficient and potentially put more bad guys behind bars.” The 2013 ConnectedCOPS Awards winners in eight categories are: Social Media Award of...

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2013 ConnectedCOPS Awards Winners Announced

LAwS Communications Announces the Winners of the International ConnectedCOPS Awards  Recipients announced in eight categories at The SMILE Conference in Omaha, Neb. Omaha, NE – October 01, 2013 – The winners of the second annual ConnectedCOPS™ Awards were announced last week at the SMILE Conference® in Omaha, Nebraska. The awards program began last year and immediately became highly sought after by law officers using social media in police operations. “It is still very rare for law enforcement to understand the true depths of engagement they can achieve with social media,” said Lauri Stevens, founder of LAwS Communications and the ConnectedCOPS Awards. “The winners of the ConnectedCOPS awards are the people and agencies who are at the forefront of this realization. So in turn they set the bar and they set it very high for their peers. Through these awards, I hope we’re able to signal to others that social media isn’t about checking a box, but rather should be approached with proactive strategy and strong governance. If we succeed, law enforcement can become more transparent but also more efficient and potentially put more bad guys behind bars.” The 2013 ConnectedCOPS Awards winners in eight categories are: Social Media Award of...

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Who’s SMILE’n in Omaha

With two weeks until the next SMILE Conference® in Omaha, this is a list of the police agencies and companies sending at least one person to the conference. The SMILE Conference is hosted by Chief Todd Schmaderer and the men and women of the Omaha Police Department. Our keynotes include Deputy Chief Peter Sloly of Toronto Police and Commissioner Peter Muyshondt of the Belgian Police. Our second day will focus on event management from floods to viral videos to line of duty deaths and our third day features presentations from all three of our finalists in the Social Media Investigator category of the ConnectedCOPS Awards. We will also explore social media monitoring, engagement, strategy and reputation management. There’s still time to register. Get a discount code from any of our exhibitors or LawOfficer.com. Airbnb, Inc., CA Arcadia Police Department, CA Arlington PD, TX Atlanta Police Department, GA Aurora Police Department, NE BAIR Analytics Inc. Barrie Police Service, ON Belgian Local Police, Belgium Bellevue Police Department, NE Bismarck Police Department, ND Bismarck, ND, City of Borders Limited, Nigeria Boston College Police Department, MA BrightPlanet, SD Calgary Police Service, AB Cape Coral Police Department, FL CES PRISM Cobourg Police Service, ON Crime...

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ConnectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Excellence at a Large Agency

ConnectedCOPS Excellence at a Large Agency This award is given to a law enforcement agency, anywhere in the world, of 151 sworn officers or more that has demonstrated overall excellence in the use of social media to enhance its services to the public. The agency exhibits leadership, creativity and innovation in its use of social media to engage, educate, recruit, and etc. The agency has a broad and deep understanding of social media use and applies sound governance and strategy in its social media operations. The agency also promotes the use of social networking in law enforcement through its outreach to colleagues and by mentoring others. We have three finalists and they are: Reykjavik Police, Iceland Since it was founded in 2007 the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police (RMP) has worked to enhance the security and feeling of security among those who live, work or stay in the metropolitan area. To achieve this objective the RMP has focused on increasing the visibility of the police, increased information sharing and building a proactive community partnership. The RMP tapped social media at the end of 2010 and is rapidly accomplishing these goals as a result. With over 42,000 Facebook subscribers the RMP is connected...

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ConnectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Top Cop Award

ConnectedCOPS Top Cop This award is given to the sworn law enforcement executive of the rank of LT (or its international equivalent) and above, at any worldwide law enforcement agency who has demonstrated significant and sustained executive leadership to further the use of social media and Internet technologies in law enforcement. This individual is a risk-taker and a pioneer in his or her promotion and use of social media in policing. The recipient of the Top Cop Award also gives his thought leadership and expertise freely to others. The three finalists are: Chief Brian Kyes, Chelsea, Ma Police Because of Chief Kyes’ tireless devotion and commitment, and in a very short amount of time, the Chelsea Police Department has developed a strong presence in social media. The Chelsea Police Department launched a brand new multi-lingual ChelseaPolice.com web site. The site offers a lot of information for the public to access with a blog, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and the Chief’s Weekly. Chief Kyes always stresses the need to acknowledge the diversity of the city and build a program where citizens could become more engaged with public safety and related events. Deputy Chief Peter Sloly, Toronto Police Because he was so quick...

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ConncectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Social Media Campaign

ConnectedCOPS Social Media Campaign This award will go to the law enforcement agency which has met its stated goals with a documented social media campaign. The campaign is designed to address a significant problem or educational issue within the agency’s jurisdiction. Nominations should include a description of how success was measured. The finalists in the Social Media in Campaign Management category have proactively and strategically designed a campaign with social media having a significant part. They have carried out the plan and achieved the goals set forth. There are three finalists in this category: North Yorkshire Police, United Kingdom The North Yorkshire Police (NYP) were nominated for their success with two separate social media campaigns. With its #TeamNYP campaign, the NYP grew its engagement with citizens significantly. The plan was strategically combined with traditional communication methods to draw more views to the force’s website and other content. A key piece of the project was the redesign of the home page of the force website featuring live social media content. With a separate campaign focused on mobile technology and a goal of reducing burglaries, the NYP created an iBook campaign for iPad users. The iBook is called “Securing your home” and...

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ConnectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Leadership Award

ConnectedCOPS Leadership Award This award is given to an officer up to and including the rank of Sergeant (or its international equivalent) at any worldwide law enforcement agency who has singularly demonstrated exemplary and selfless leadership in the use of social media to improve public safety and/or enhance his or her agency’s community engagement and reputation. This individual is creative, innovative and fearless and shares what s/he knows by mentoring others, participating in public speaking opportunities and leading by example. The finalists in the Leadership are risk takers. In most cases, these are the officers who have lead the way for their agency to become a social agency. They have overcome the many obstacles that often present themselves along the way. This category is one of the most competitive in the awards program. The finalists are all true leaders of their profession. Each one of them personifies the true spirit of this award. There are three finalists in this category: Officer Ryan Grelle, Denton, TX Police Officer Grelle is one of Texas’ strongest proponents of social media in law enforcement. He not only has lead his own agency to social media prowess, but serves as a mentor and role model...

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Bridget Fitzpatrick, ConnectedCOPS Awards, Dionne Waugh, Mark Myers, Oklahoma County Sheriff, Omaha Police, Richmond Police, SM Use | Comments Off on ConnectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Civilian Award of Excellence

ConnectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Civilian Award of Excellence

ConnectedCOPS Social Media Civilian Award of Excellence This award is given to the individual civilian member or employee of a law enforcement agency who has singularly demonstrated overall excellence in the use of social media to improve public safety and/or enhance his or her agency’s community engagement and reputation. This individual is creative and innovative and shares what s/he knows by mentoring others, participating in public speaking opportunities and leading by example. The finalists in the Civilian Award of Excellence category in many cases are the leaders within their agencies to implement social media. These individuals are true pioneers. The judges report that with many very accomplished people being nominated, naming finalists was a challenge and determining a winner will not be an easy decision. There are three finalists in this category: Bridget FitzPatrick, Omaha, NE Police Bridget works directly with the local community of Omaha by listening to their needs and providing a civilian perspective of law enforcement. Bridget has secured a regular live spot on a local TV station where she presents on safety and police action from a citizen’s viewpoint. OPD recently had very negative press from an incident involving an officer. Through a collaborative effort, and...

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Boston Police, Calgary Police, ConnectedCOPS Awards, Facebook, law enforcement, police, SM Use, SMILE, social media, social media strategy, Twitter | Comments Off on ConnectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Social Media Event Management

ConnectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Social Media Event Management

ConnectedCOPS Social Media Event Management This award is given to the law enforcement agency anywhere in the world who has used social media to manage and/or influence a public safety/emergency event, whether unforeseen or known. This agency has strategically and successfully implemented social media engagement techniques to positively and effectively communicate public safety information in an urgent or emergency situation. The finalists in the Social Media in Event Management category have done extraordinary work managing emergency events. The judges were very impressed with the quality of nominations in this category. There are two finalists in this category: Calgary Police, Canada When the greatest disaster in the city’s history hit Calgary, the media went quiet and so did City websites and social media accounts. That’s when the Calgary Police Service stepped up. In an attempt to communicate during the crisis, CPS put out numerous updates on Twitter and Facebook, as well as responding to many of the over 22,000 mentions between June 20–24. When a City of Calgary website housing evacuation maps went dark, CPS took those same maps and posted them on their Flickr account, answering the questions of many confused Calgarians. On the Service’s official YouTube account, an hour-long...

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