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The development of sound policy is integral to efficient agency operations. As with many new technologies and issues, the use of social media requires a well-articulated policy that addresses the unique concerns and functions of a law enforcement agency. It is important to involve key stakeholders during policy development such as representatives from the legal and communications office for your agency or unit of government.
Below you will find resources to assist in the development of a social media policy.
IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center Social Media Model Policy
IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center Social Media Concepts and Issues Paper
IACP/PERSEREC Developing a Cybervetting Strategy for Law Enforcement
DOJ Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Developing a Policy on the Use of Social Media in Intelligence and Investigative Activities
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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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