Supporting the Needs of Law Enforcement Online
In fall 2014 the IACP conducted their fifth annual social media survey. The results are now available.
At IACP 2014, IACP and Accenture released a social media maturity model to build on their Ready, Set, Go document.
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.
New Blog Post: Periscope and Meerkat
Do you know what Periscope and Meerkat are? If not, read the newest blog post on The Social Media Beat to learn about what they are. If so, the blog post discusses some of their implications for law enforcement.
New Blog Post: Nextdoor: The Next Big Thing for LESM?
Is Nextdoor the next big social media platform for law enforcement? According to the Palo Alto Police Department, Nextdoor can be used in many ways and provides many benefits to law enforcement agencies. Read how in the newest blog post on The Social Media Beat.
New Featured Agency: Cambridge Police Department
The Cambridge, Massachusetts, Police Department uses various social media platforms to reach out to, and engage, community members.
The Cambridge Police Department is committed to the protecting life and property and to enhancing the quality of life within the City of Cambridge.
The Cambridge Police Department also maintains a Vine account to share short videos.
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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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Two new social media apps have hit the streets and they are taking off like wildfire. They are called Meerkat and Periscope. Both do the same exact thing; the difference is Periscope is owned by Twitter and seems to have taken the lead. Simply,...
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