• 2015 Social Media Survey

    In fall 2015 the IACP conducted their sixth 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.


  • Welcome to the IACP 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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  • 6/8/2016
    Let's Talk Platforms
    Not all social media platforms are the same and it would be a mistake for us to consider them so. In his latest post, Mountain View Police Captain Chris Hsiung provides an overview of three popular platforms and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each for law enforcement use.

  • 5/18/2016
    Creating Content Through Current Events
    Do you ever wonder, “What should we be posting about on social media?” If so, then check out the latest blog post from Tim Burrows, who provides a few content creation suggestions for law enforcement.

  • 5/12/2016
    Applying the President’s Task Force Report through Social Media
    Deputy Chief Andy Johnson, Hanover Park, Illinois, Police Department returns as a guest blogger to provide information on what the U.S. President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing means for law enforcement's use of social media.

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Does IACP have a model policy for social media? Yes, the IACP in conjunction with the National Law Enforcement Policy Center has created a model policy focused on the usage of social media. You can view that policy by clicking here.

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Effectively communicating with the communities we serve is the foundation to successful policing. Social media, which will never replace our day to day interactions with the public, has now become an integral tool in building trust and passing on timely...

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Queen Elizabeth of England approved the creation of both an official Facebook account for the royal family, and a Flickr account featuring more than 600 photos of the family, in 2010. These two accounts join the royal family's Twitter account that was started in 2009 and YouTube account that was started in 2007.

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