Close

Not a member yet? Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Forgot your password?

Online Communities  // Browsing posts in Online Communities

Setting Goals for your Social Media Program

By: Lt. Tony Leonard, Georgia Tech Police Department Summary: Most law enforcement agencies are now using social media, but many haven’t clearly defined their goals for what they want to accomplish with social media. In this article, Lt. Tony Leonard offers some tips, tactics and techniques. Most of us wouldn’t think of taking to the road […]

Read more...

Setting Goals for your Social Media Program

By: Lt. Tony Leonard, Georgia Tech Police Department Summary: Most law enforcement agencies are now using social media, but many haven’t clearly defined their goals for what they want to accomplish with social media. In this article, Lt. Tony Leonard offers some tips, tactics and techniques. Most of us wouldn’t think of taking to the road […]

Read more...

FRCOP, law enforcement, Online Communities, SM Use, social media, Stephanie Slater | Comments Off on DHS Networking Site and Working Group Fill Unique Roles

DHS Networking Site and Working Group Fill Unique Roles

Law enforcement now has plenty of resources for communicating with the public online; the past few years have seen an explosion in the use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others.  But where do I go to communicate with others in my field or find advice when an issue arises? Lately, I’ve been using a great tool called the First Responder Communities of Practice, and it is increasingly the place I turn for networking and sharing information with others in the field.  After joining the site, located at http://Communities.FirstResponder.gov, members have unprecedented access to practitioners across the country representing nearly every expertise imaginable.   I’ve been impressed with how easy it is to locate and ask questions of other public information officers and first responders whose years of experience well surpass mine. Site members use discussion boards, shared document repositories, wikis, and other tools to collaborate on projects and share information with one another.  The site was created by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate to foster information sharing across all homeland security related fields.  I’d encourage anyone who is interested to sign up for an account and begin exploring what’s available.  It’s also easy to share your...

Read more...