• 2015 Social Media Survey

    In fall 2015 the IACP conducted their sixth annual social media survey. The results are now available.


  • IACP/Accenture Social Media Maturity Model

    At IACP 2014, IACP and Accenture released a social media maturity model to build on their Ready, Set, Go document.


  • 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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  • 2/2/2016
    Updated Case Study: Dunwoody, GA, Police Department
    The Dunwoody, Georgia, Police Department has been using social media since its foundation in April 2009. This updated case study highlights how the department uses various social media sites, provides examples of community feedback, and includes strategy considerations as agencies expand their social media presence.

  • 1/26/2016
    IACP Blog Highlights Technology and Violence Against Women
    The IACP Violence Against Women initiative and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) Safety Net Project have partnered on a series of blog posts examining the impact of technology on violence against women crimes. The blog posts highlight sexting and posting content online, email and digital evidence collection, and spyware and safety. The blog posts can be found on the IACP blog,

  • 1/19/2016
    New on The Social Media Beat: The Social Leader...Good or Bad?
    In the newest post on The Social Media Beat, Sgt. (ret.) Tim Burrows discusses the five benefits of having a social leader and the importance of having top-down support for, and use of, social media.

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Does IACP have a model policy for social media? Yes, the IACP in conjunction with the National Law Enforcement Policy Center has created a model policy focused on the usage of social media. You can view that policy by clicking here.

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The Social Leader...Good or Bad?

The leader of an agency be it the chief or the sheriff is in any other organization called a CEO. The Chief Executive Officer. The person in charge. The boss. The busiest person in the organization. It’s at the...

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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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