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#myNYPD – not an altogether bad idea, just not fully baked

April 24, 2014
#myNYPD – not an altogether bad idea, just not fully baked

Let NYPD do anything in social media and it makes news that reverberates across geographies. The perception is that if NYPD does it this way, so should we. That’s a recipe for disaster for sure. The problem with this latest social media initiative from NYPD is that it lacks planning, a proactive strategy and...
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Law Enforcement to Monitor Crowdsourced Intel with Mobile Safety App at Boston Marathon

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April 15, 2014
Law Enforcement to Monitor Crowdsourced Intel with  Mobile Safety App at Boston Marathon

Citizens urged to support Boston Marathon safety by downloading VizSAFE mobile app to instantly share photos and videos with first responders Boston, MA USA – April 15, 2014 – VizSAFE, the only universal mobile crowdsourcing safety app and community website, today announced it will be monitored by law enforcement during the 118th Boston Marathon....
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Finding a solution for public records and social media in law enforcement

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April 14, 2014
Finding a solution for public records and social media in law enforcement

When Deputy Mark Gregory set out to launch a social media presence for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, he knew he was bound to face a few obstacles. Like any law enforcement agency posting communications on sites such as Facebook and Twitter, he would need to justify the usage of each site to his...
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Why police should be on Facebook: Lessons from the NSW Police Force’s Project Eyewatch strategy

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April 3, 2014
Why police should be on Facebook: Lessons from the NSW Police Force’s Project Eyewatch strategy

Introduction Social media has become a useful and ubiquitous tool of modern policing. After a slow start, policing organisations worldwide have embraced the medium’s potential for engaging with the pubic, adopting an imaginative array of policing strategies based around Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many other social media platforms. Scholars too have turned their attention...
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“Uncool” in Jamies World

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February 20, 2014
“Uncool” in Jamies World

Ever thought of using a celebrity to endorse and help spread your key messages via social media? I’m not talking about getting an “A list” Hollywood movie star as we all know that most law enforcement budgets don’t extend that the far. The Bay of Plenty District of the New Zealand Police were looking...
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Capturing the Moment

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December 23, 2013
Capturing the Moment

Does the public ever get to know about the good things your officers do on a daily basis? With today’s smart phones it can be as simple as taking a picture or creating a short video. That is exactly what an Omaha Police Officer did when he met up with two fellow officers. Police...
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Free app alerts nearby officers of active school shootings

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December 14, 2013
hero911

Whether on or off duty, LEOs can now receive immediate “active shooter” notifications on their iPhone or Android smartphones. It’s been one year since the second deadliest mass murder at a U.S. elementary school. On December 14, 2012, 20 children and six adults were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,...
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Police countdown to Christmas with #Badvent calendars

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December 13, 2013
Police countdown to Christmas with #Badvent calendars

Police Social Media ingenuity English police forces have been at the forefront of using digital technology in general and social media in particular to develop innovative ways of engaging with their local communities. If you’re interested in police use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and the rest, you can check out a whole range...
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Augmented Reality, a Reality?

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December 3, 2013
robocopglasses

For several years there has been talk and speculation about what augmented reality (AR) would really become, what it could or for that matter couldn’t do and why would we care? Well, here it is, but wait, it has already been in use for several years so why are we just now hearing more...
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Capturing the Moment

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December 23, 2013

Does the public ever get to know about the good things your officers do on a daily basis? With today’s smart phones it can be as simple as taking a picture or creating a short video. That is exactly what an Omaha Police Officer did when he met up with two fellow officers. Police Officers Barnes and Groth were on duty driving on the interstate on one of the coldest days of the year when they spotted two dogs...
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Police countdown to Christmas with #Badvent calendars

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December 13, 2013

Police Social Media ingenuity English police forces have been at the forefront of using digital technology in general and social media in particular to develop innovative ways of engaging with their local communities. If you’re interested in police use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and the rest, you can check out a whole range of examples here. Christmas 2013 has seen a new trend – digital Advent Calendars with a diversity of approach, to say the least. This post...
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Augmented Reality, a Reality?

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December 3, 2013

For several years there has been talk and speculation about what augmented reality (AR) would really become, what it could or for that matter couldn’t do and why would we care? Well, here it is, but wait, it has already been in use for several years so why are we just now hearing more about it? That has much to do with the 800 pound Gorilla in the room. Yes that’s Google. Google has created the first truly wearable...
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PGPD Game Time

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November 8, 2013

It had the ingredients for a traffic disaster: a Monday evening rush hour on the notoriously clogged Capital Beltway combined with a 7:05 pm kick-off for the Washington Redskins’ 2013 season home opener in Landover, Maryland. But the Prince George’s County Police Department, whose headquarters borders FedEx Field, home of the Redskins’ stadium, decided to tackle the traffic challenge head-on. The department’s Media Relations Division developed a plan to inform the community about one of the most talked about...
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Police pin down criminals

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September 19, 2013

Pinteresting times At the last count, there were 70 million registered Pinterest users with just over 2 million in the UK. Most people use Pinterest to browse retail stores or indulge their interest in fashion, food and drink, or their own particular hobby or passion – be it tattoos or Moorish architecture. I tend to use it as a way of storing and sharing infographics relating to my work interests – social media, drugs and crime. But Pinterest has other uses...
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Nextdoor: Social Media For The Neighborhood

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August 26, 2013

The private social network for your neighborhood. That’s how Nextdoor, a two year old startup company based in San Francisco, describes their product. What is it? What does it do? Who is it for? How much is it? Let’s back up a moment and I will answer all of those questions. My Department’s community has really embraced our efforts with social media (Twitter and Facebook). We have a strong following on both platforms and the overall feedback from residents...
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Surrey police use Pinterest to return stolen property to victims of crime

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August 21, 2013

In June 2013 Victoria Hunter, a Detective with Surrey Police executed a search warrant at the home of a burglar and recovered a large quantity of watches and jewellery. Having checked the stolen property records she realised that it would be very difficult to re-connect what might have been stolen with the owners. Some property was poorly described on the crime reports. It was made more difficult because the area where the offences had taken place crossed police force...
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