• 2013 Survey Results

    The IACP has released the results of their fourth annual social media survey.

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    Webinar Series

    On Wednesday, December 11, IACP and Accenture hosted three webinars on social media strategy development to build on the publication Ready, Set, Go. Recordings of the webinars will be provided to law enforcement personnel upon request.


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    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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  • 8/28/2014
    New Blog Post on Preparing for a Crisis
    In his latest blog post, Sergeant Dave Norris shares some tips to help prepare for and respond to a crisis.

  • 8/26/2014
    Awareness Brief on Homegrown Violent Extremism
    The IACP, in partnership with the COPS Office, has developed a series of briefs through our Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Initiative. The second brief, Homegrown Violent Extremism, is now available.

  • 8/21/2014
    We’re All in This Together
    In her latest post for The Social Media Beat, Dionne Waugh shares some ideas she borrowed from the Arlington, Texas, Police Department.

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What is social media? Social media is integrated Web-based technology that allows users to generate content and then share that content through various connections.  Examples of social media include blogs, social networking sites, microblogging sites, photo- and video-sharing sites, wikis, mashups, and virtual worlds. With millions of active users on hundreds of sites, social media has become the way people do business, engage with others, and share and gather information. Social media is one of the many tools law enforcement can use to communicate with their community.

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You Can't Schedule a Crisis - But You Can Always Prepare for One!

It could happen in any of our jurisdictions. No matter how hard we train, how much we prepare, critical incidents will happen, and can end in death or serious injury to one or more of the parties involved. Although every incident has its own dynamics,...

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