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by Officer Kyle Roder. Never let an opportunity go to waste. This weekend, the National Football League (NFL) is relaxing its strict uniform policy by allowing individual players to highlight the charities and causes that are personally important to them through the visual canvas of customizing their cleats. The “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign uses […]


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 […]


#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 and […]


#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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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”, […]