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SM Use | Comments Off on A Tweet-a-thon for Crime Stoppers, Dec 5th

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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SM Use | Comments Off on LAwS Communications announces police social media investigations presenters at #SMILEcon

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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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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#Poltwt Wrap-Up

          The third Global Police Tweet-a-thon is just behind us. According to Bright Planet the third #poltwt saw over 15,000 original tweets from 1,000 unique users. A map of the officially registered users is on Google. The most common device or app used was Twitter for iPhone, followed by the web-based […]

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SM Use | Comments Off on #myNYPD – not an altogether bad idea, just not fully baked

#myNYPD – not an altogether bad idea, just not fully baked

Let NYPD do anything in social media and it makes news that reverberates across geographies. The perception is that if NYPD does it this way, so should we. That’s a recipe for disaster for sure. The problem with this latest social media initiative from NYPD is that it lacks planning, a proactive strategy and thoughtful implementation. #myNYPD was not in itself a bad idea. It’s brilliant actually, but the timing was bad, very, very bad. We’ve pulled it off in other cities. Check out the Dallas Police recent social media program launch with hashtag #DPDtweetsBig. All and all, it was a tremendous success! Why didn’t the same thing happen in New York City? It didn’t happen because the Dallas Police has been using social media successfully for a number of years and have proven themselves as leaders in this space. NYPD has not done that. Disclaimer: Dallas Police is a LAwSComm client. Dallas Police, at times, do not have the greatest relationship with their local media, and yet their media respected this effort and sorta, almost, if you squint your eyes, supported it. Why? Because it was a well thought out part of a process that was after years of...

The post #myNYPD – not an altogether bad idea, just not fully baked appeared first on ConnectedCOPS.net.

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SM Use | Comments Off on Law Enforcement to Monitor Crowdsourced Intel with Mobile Safety App at Boston Marathon

Law Enforcement to Monitor Crowdsourced Intel with Mobile Safety App at Boston Marathon

Citizens urged to support Boston Marathon safety by downloading VizSAFE mobile app to instantly share photos and videos with first responders Boston, MA USA – April 15, 2014 – VizSAFE, the only universal mobile crowdsourcing safety app and community website, today announced it will be monitored by law enforcement during the 118th Boston Marathon. VizSAFE, like other social media, is free and empowers the “crowd” to capture photos or videos of anything that impacts the well-being of the athletes, family, fans and spectators at the Marathon. The public is urged to download the VizSAFE app to share in the responsibility of keeping the Marathon safe. Any photo or video captured can be instantly shared with other citizens and when appropriate with first responders. The free VizSAFE mobile app can be downloaded at the iTunes and/or Android Store or www.vizsafe.com/bostonmarathon After last year’s Marathon tragedy, investigators reviewed 13,000 videos and 120,000 photos, much of it sent by fans from their smartphones to help law enforcement. The participation of the “crowd” was enthusiastic and immediate, yet law enforcement analysts were challenged by the lack of a platform to collect and organize this content in an efficient way. As a result, the data...

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SM Use | Comments Off on Law Enforcement to Monitor Crowdsourced Intel with Mobile Safety App at Boston Marathon

Law Enforcement to Monitor Crowdsourced Intel with Mobile Safety App at Boston Marathon

Citizens urged to support Boston Marathon safety by downloading VizSAFE mobile app to instantly share photos and videos with first responders             Boston, MA USA – April 15, 2014 – VizSAFE, the only universal mobile crowdsourcing safety app and community website, today announced it will be monitored by law enforcement during […]

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SM Use | Comments Off on Finding a solution for public records and social media in law enforcement

Finding a solution for public records and social media in law enforcement

                When Deputy Mark Gregory set out to launch a social media presence for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, he knew he was bound to face a few obstacles. Like any law enforcement agency posting communications on sites such as Facebook and Twitter, he would need to justify the […]

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SM Use | Comments Off on Why police should be on Facebook: Lessons from the NSW Police Force’s Project Eyewatch strategy

Why police should be on Facebook: Lessons from the NSW Police Force’s Project Eyewatch strategy

                Introduction         Social media has become a useful and ubiquitous tool of modern policing.After a slow start, policing organisations worldwide have embraced the medium’s potential for engaging with the pubic, adopting an imaginative array of policing strategies based around Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many…

The post Why police should be on Facebook: Lessons from the NSW Police Force’s Project Eyewatch strategy appeared first on Connected COPS.net.

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SM Use | Comments Off on “Uncool” in Jamies World

“Uncool” in Jamies World

          Ever thought of using a celebrity to endorse and help spread your key messages via social media? I’m not talking about getting an “A list” Hollywood movie star as we all know that most law enforcement budgets don’t extend that the far. The Bay of Plenty District of the New…

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