In partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, the IACP launched its Center for Social Media in October 2010. The goal of the initiative is to build the capacity of law enforcement to use social media to prevent and solve crimes, strengthen police-community relations, and enhance services. IACP’s Center for Social Media serves as a clearinghouse of information and no-cost resources to help law enforcement personnel develop or enhance their agency’s use of social media and integrate Web 2.0 tools into agency operations. The Center works closely with the Defense Personnel Security Research Center (PERSEREC), the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council and Global Intelligence Working Group, the National White Collar Crime Center, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice, and IACP's committees and sections.
GETTING STARTED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
There are several points to consider when developing a social media presence for your agency. This page breaks down the development process into four areas.