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    In fall 2014 the IACP conducted their fifth annual social media survey. The results are now available.


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


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    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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    IACP 2015 Chicago: Public Information Track Preview
    In the newest post on The Social Media Beat, Boca Raton Police Service Public Information Officer Mark Economou provides an overview of the social media workshops in the PIO Track at IACP 2015 in Chicago later this month.

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    New on The Social Media Beat, guest blogger Yael Bar-tur from NYPD, shares how their strategy took them from 0 to 100 in the world of social media and offers some tips for other law enforcement agencies looking to expand their presence.

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    In her newest post on The Social Media Beat, Dionne Waugh, the Digital Communications Manager for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office brings social media back to school: old school.

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Five years ago I was honored to be part of the first social media session at IACP in Orlando 2010. At the time social media was fairly new, especially to law enforcement. Late in 2008 we were

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