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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 […]

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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 […]

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Police pin down criminals

Pinteresting times At the last count, there were 70 million registered Pinterest users with just over 2 million in the UK. Most people use Pinterest to browse retail stores or indulge their interest in fashion, food and drink, or their own particular hobby or passion – be it tattoos or Moorish architecture. I tend to use it as a way of storing and sharing infographics relating to my work interests – social media, drugs and crime. But Pinterest has other uses too, it’s become sufficiently popular for police forces all over the world to adopt it, for a wide range of purposes. Locating the owners of stolen property A recent post by Inspector Roger Nield (@rogernield2703) on this site describes how Surrey police in the UK used Pinterest to return a large quantity of watches and jewellery recovered from a search at a burglar’s home. Police officers realised that it could be very difficult to locate the owners of the stolen goods since property was often poorly described on crime reports and the burglaries had taken place in several counties. So they decided to use social media to help. While some officers searched for all recorded burglaries committed using their arrestee’s particular MO, others...

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Surrey police use Pinterest to return stolen property to victims of crime

In June 2013 Victoria Hunter, a Detective with Surrey Police executed a search warrant at the home of a burglar and recovered a large quantity of watches and jewellery. Having checked the stolen property records she realised that it would be very difficult to re-connect what might have been stolen with the owners. Some property was poorly described on the crime reports. It was made more difficult because the area where the offences had taken place crossed police force boundaries. So there were some items that apparently were not recorded as stolen goods. This scenario will be recognised by every operational police officer wherever they work. In discussing the situation back in the office a (Civilian) Team Co-ordinator Dawn Lewis mentioned Pinterest the ‘pinboard-style’ photograph sharing social media website and the hypothesis was posed, “Why don’t we post images of the recovered items on a specific Pinterest page and invite victims of crimes to identify what, if anything is theirs?” As we know “a picture says a thousand words”. So whilst Vic liaised with the intelligence unit and searched for all the offences that were committed with the subject’s particular style (MO) other colleagues from the team rallied around and...

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Minneapolis Police and Target offer free social media training for police

SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING for law enforcement Presented by Target and the Minneapolis Police Department Hosted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension No Cost to Attend. Space is Limited. POST Board credit has been applied for. Target and the Minneapolis Police Department have teamed up to offer training for metro area law enforcement on the use of social media in policing. Today’s law enforcement agencies are inundated with need-to-know issues every day and never before have something so profoundly affected modern policing as has social media. In this session, the widely recognized authority on social media in law enforcement teams up with the Deputy Chief and visionary at the police agency that has led the way. Toronto Police Deputy Chief Peter Sloly and Lauri Stevens of LAwS Communications will discuss the key leadership issues and strategies to succeed with implementing and managing interactive social technology at your agency. The Toronto Police Service is highly regarded as one of the most forward-thinking law enforcement agency users of interactive digital tools in the world, especially for community engagement, but also crime prevention and investigation. Come learn about the strategies they are employing. Dates: January 21 and 22, 2013 Time: 9:00 am to...

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Philly Police on Pinterest

The Philadelphia Police Department is always looking for ways to connect with members of our community. Our District Captains hold monthly meetings to ensure that we are addressing the issues that are affecting our citizens. We have foot-beat officers walking through neighborhoods throughout the city so that people can get to know the officers that are serving them. And, we have one of the most prolific social media campaigns of any police department in the country because we recognize the importance of interacting with the citizens that we serve through every available avenue. To that end, the Philadelphia Police Department is pleased to announce our latest foray in to the social space, Pinterest. The PPD Pinterest account currently has nine boards. The first six are for wanted and recently arrested persons in each of the six police divisions across the city. The three remaining boards are Inside the PPD, Safety and Prevention and Cops in the Community. We expect there will be more boards as time goes on. If you have an idea for a board you would like to see from us, please let us know. Along with our brand new Pinterest, we are also on Facebook, Twitter and...

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Social Media Quick Tip: Pinterest & Police

Another day, another social networking tool. Pinterest is the latest to garner big interest with users, but it’s actually been around for more than a year. Pinterest is the 16th most popular website in the U.S., the 25th most popular in Canada and the 31st most popular in the UK, according to AppAppeal. As one who advises LE agencies to go where the people are, Pinterest is at the point where law enforcement should give it a serious look. Pinterest is a photo-based social sharing site that allows you to “share the things you love” by posting them to boards. The question becomes: What does law enforcement love? The Kansas City Police Department seems to love a lot – at least by evidence of its Pinterest boards! The department has been on Pinterest for only three weeks but already has 19 boards. According to Public Relations Specialist Sarah Boyd of Kansas City (Mo.) Police, some of the PD’s most popular boards include KCPD Fuzzy Friends, which features photos of its K9 and horse patrol members as well as a cat who mouses the horse barn. Another board is focused on Identifying Street Drugs and another is on Women Police Officers....

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