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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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Which social media site is best for my department? The social media site(s) you decide to use will depend on your agency's size, resources, intended audience, and goals.  The IACP does not endorse or recommend any particular social media site, platform, or technology. Search the directory to see what platforms other agencies use and how they are used.

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