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  • 2014 Social
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    In fall 2014 the IACP conducted their fifth annual social media survey. The results are now available.

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  • IACP/Accenture Social
    Media Maturity Model

    At IACP 2014, IACP and Accenture released a social media maturity model to build on their Ready, Set, Go document.

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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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  • 1/22/2015
    New Featured Agency: San Antonio Police Department
    The San Antonio Police Department has been using social media successfully for years to connect with and engage community members, provide timely alerts and information, and to demonstrate their commitment to serving their community.

  • 1/7/2015
    Looking back, looking forward at the JeffCo Sheriff's Office
    In her latest post to The Social Media Beat, Dionne Waugh reflects on the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office's use of social media in 2014, discusses the importance of setting social media goals for 2015, and highlights some of the JCSO's goals.

  • 12/12/2014
    Is Personal Use of Social Media Affecting Your Agency's Image?
    This new Chiefs' Corner from FBI Special Agent Michael Petry highlights the importance of social media policies that regulate personal use and explains some of the legal challenges and pitfalls for officers and agencies.

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The San Antonio Police Department is the municipal police department of San Antonio; it is headquartered in downtown San Antonio. The department also has a presence on Foursquare.

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What is the difference between a Facebook profile and Facebook page? A Facebook profile is used by an individual to display information and interact with others on the Facebook platform. Facebook pages are used by brands and organizations to utilize Facebook’s functionalities while presenting a slightly different template for information and interactions to be displayed. There is also another type of page called a Community page that shows information about a subject from Wikipedia and the content of the page is not managed by an official representative. If you find there is an existing Community page about your agency and you wish to create an official page, there is an option on the Community page to do so.

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