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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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Periscope and Meerkat

Two new social media apps have hit the streets and they are taking off like wildfire. They are called Meerkat and Periscope. Both do the same exact thing; the difference is Periscope is owned by Twitter and seems to have taken the lead. Simply,...

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