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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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  • 3/3/2015
    New Blog Post: Using Social Media During the Snowstorm
    The Arlington Police Department took advantage of their social media accounts, some humor, and rare snow in Texas to provide alerts and information to the community while also having some fun. In the newest blog post on The Social Media Beat, the department highlights how they did it.

  • 2/19/2015
    New Blog Post: Social Media Fatigue
    Is your agency experiencing social media fatigue? Are you looking for ways to reinvigorate your profiles? In the newest blog post on The Social Media Beat, Chief Billy Grogan discusses three ways to address this challenge.

  • 2/12/2015
    New Blog Post: In Emergency Operations You Are Now the "Cleanup Hitter": Own It!
    In the newest post to The Social Media Beat, Sergeant Dave Norris suggests ways for law enforcement to take advantage of social media to effectively communicate emergency weather alerts on behalf of local Emergency Operations Centers.

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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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