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


  • 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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  • 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.

  • 12/3/2014
    Undercover Does Not Mean Out of Sight
    This new Chief's Corner highlights how social media, social networking, and facial recognition technology have benefitted law enforcement, but also pose a direct threat to law enforcement undercover operations.

  • 11/26/2014
    Changing of the Social Media Guard, Sort Of
    In her latest post to The Social Media Beat, Dionne Waugh, the new Digital Communications Manager for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, shares highlights of her social media career with the Richmond, Virginia Police Department.

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The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) is dedicated to providing safer roadways, to reducing crime through investigations, to providing education and patrol services to the community, and to providing professional leadership and resources during natural disasters and critical incidents.

Colonel Timothy Alben also has a Twitter account, Facebook page, Instagram account, and a blog.

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The State Police Office of Media Relations also maintains a news blog for all press releases.

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Does the IACP use Twitter? Yes, the IACP has a Twitter account. Discover Policing, an IACP initiative on police recruiting, also tweets.

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Changing of the Social Media Guard, Sort Of

For the past six years, I have learned, led, shared and at times even foundered in my drive to find the best possible ways to use social media to advance the mission of the Richmond Police Department and engage with the community.

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