• IACP Conference
    LESM Workshops

    IACP 2014 will take place from October 25-28 in Orlando, Florida. As in past years, there are a plethora of social media workshops available for novice and advanced practitioners. We look forward to seeing you there.


  • IACP/Accenture
    Webinar Series

    On Wednesday, December 11, IACP and Accenture hosted three webinars on social media strategy development to build on the publication Ready, Set, Go. Recordings of the webinars will be provided to law enforcement personnel upon request.


  • Welcome to the IACP
    Center for Social Media

    IACP’s Center for Social Media serves as a clearinghouse of information and no-cost resources to help law enforcement personnel to develop or enhance their agency’s use of social media and integrate Web 2.0 tools into agency operations.

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Welcome to the Chiefs' Corner. This section of the Web site contains information tailored to the needs of chief executives.

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Which social media site is best for my department? The social media site(s) you decide to use will depend on your agency's size, resources, intended audience, and goals.  The IACP does not endorse or recommend any particular social media site, platform, or technology. Search the directory to see what platforms other agencies use and how they are used.

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Bringing Your Social Media Audience as Close as Nextdoor

Think about it – a lot of us take a lot of time to produce some really great social media posts. We post on a variety of platforms with content that’s creative and engaging, even entertaining. It’s fun to see the number of...

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The first use of SMS (short message service) was allegedly in December 1992 by a 22 year-old engineer who used a computer to send the text message “Merry Christmas.”

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