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Lauri Stevens  // Browsing posts in Lauri Stevens

#TwitterCop and the Riley County Police Department

I read comic books. I love superheroes and anything geeky. I love movie references, pop culture, and things with character. I don’t own a pair of plain dress socks nor do I think that bow ties are a thing of the past. I spend a lot of my time on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit.com and […]

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#TalkingTuesday Shows the Value in Engaging with Your Social Media Community

One of the most difficult things for a law enforcement agency to determine in regards to using social media is identifying content to post and share with their followers. There is an easy solution for that – just ask. #TalkingTuesday is a theme our agency has used on Twitter to find out what our agency’s […]

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But first, please take a selfie

A picture is worth a thousand words and its worth in regard to police legitimacy is priceless. The history of the “selfie” is extremely short as with the history of most concepts in social media. This I imagine is the reason its importance isn’t yet widely valued in law enforcement (which has a history of being behind […]

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SMILE-ing with a Ghost – #SMILEcon

At the upcoming SMILE Conference®, one of the delegates will win a “Ghost” protective vest. SafeGuard Armor, an international manufacturer and distributor of body armor, has kindly donated the covert vest to allow us to provide one lucky law enforcement officer with cutting edge protective equipment. The vest itself is a lightweight covert vest, known […]

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What’s Your Communications Preparedness Level?

by Julie Parker At a time when law enforcement crisis messaging is arguably scrutinized more than ever before, how ready is your police department for when the unthinkable strikes? Ready not from a tactical or operational standpoint, but rather from a communications preparedness level. Think of any of the recent mass shootings this country has […]

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The Levels and Types of Armor Available for Officers

by Chris Taylor, SafeGuard Armor Officers are required to fulfill a wide range of roles and responsibilities working in Law. These responsibilities can vary greatly from situation to situation and from location to location. For example, Officers working in rural locations will face greatly different challenges and threats compared to an Officer working in an […]

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Mobile Applications: Five Questions Parents Can Ask To Keep Kids Safe!

This post was written by RCMP civilian member Jean Turner and Constable Aaron Sheedy – Royal Canadian Mounted Police, “O” Division (Ontario). It is posted with permission from RCMP Ontario. New technologies in the form of mobile applications (Apps) can be a fun way to stay in touch with friends or meet new ones, but it […]

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The Alibi App, another reason for police to assume they’re always being recorded

It’s called the “Alibi App”, the developer calls it a “DVR for your life”. The Alibi smartphone app promises to be ‘a DVR for your life.’ It records audio, video and location around the clock to provide proof of what happened whenever necessary. (Associated Press via CBC)[/caption]It’s the ultimate in “set it and forget it”, […]

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A Tweet-a-thon for Crime Stoppers, Dec 5th

On June 27, 2014 the third #PolTwt was held by LAws Communications and ConnectedCops.net. Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers, in spite of not being a police agency, registered to participate in the online event because they felt they had valuable information to contribute to the conversation. It was during the course of this event that @WaterlooCrime noticed the participation […]

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LAwS Communications announces police social media investigations presenters at #SMILEcon

Social Media Investigations for police is a hot issue. The SMILE Conference has been addressing this topic with the foremost experts in the field since April of 2010 with the inaugural #SMILEcon. The 11th SMILE Conference is coming up once again with the Phoenix Police Department as host. The stellar speaker lineup is falling into […]

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