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#Poltwt Wrap-Up

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July 3, 2014
#Poltwt Wrap-Up

The third Global Police Tweet-a-thon is just behind us. According to Bright Planet the third #poltwt saw over 15,000 original tweets from 1,000 unique users. A map of the officially registered users is on Google. The most common device or app used was Twitter for iPhone, followed by the web-based twitter app and then...
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PGPD Game Time

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November 8, 2013
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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...
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ConncectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Social Media Campaign

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August 8, 2013
ConncectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Social Media Campaign

ConnectedCOPS Social Media Campaign This award will go to the law enforcement agency which has met its stated goals with a documented social media campaign. The campaign is designed to address a significant problem or educational issue within the agency’s jurisdiction. Nominations should include a description of how success was measured. The finalists in...
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Philly Police on Pinterest

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November 21, 2012
Philly Police on Pinterest

The Philadelphia Police Department is always looking for ways to connect with members of our community. Our District Captains hold monthly meetings to ensure that we are addressing the issues that are affecting our citizens. We have foot-beat officers walking through neighborhoods throughout the city so that people can get to know the officers...
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Getting to know your Nextdoor neighbor in Texas

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October 5, 2012
Getting to know your Nextdoor neighbor in Texas

The Richland Hills Police Department is taking yet another step forward its social media journey. The PD started in 2010 with Facebook and, after attending a SMILE Conference, moved forward with Twitter, a YouTube channel, and a Google Plus account. But there’s a new kid on the block Richland Hills Police have put in...
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Law Enforcement “Tweet-a-Thons”: A Virtual Ride-a-Long

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September 28, 2012
Law Enforcement “Tweet-a-Thons”: A Virtual Ride-a-Long

The Guelph Police Service launched its Twitter Social Media engagement platform on November 5th, 2009. Since that time, the service has amassed over 5000 followers through its two main Twitter accounts, @gpsmedia (3156) and @Chief_BLarkin (2281). The #GPS uses Twitter as a means to: • Engage community groups and businesses • Promote the great...
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CCSO Website Turns Into Storm Central When Weather Threatens

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August 29, 2012
CCSO Website Turns Into Storm Central When Weather Threatens

Karie Partington is the Public Affairs Manager at the CCSO The corporate world is known for using dark websites as a crisis management tool, but the Collier County Sheriff’s Office has developed one specially designed to be a community resource during major storm events. A ‘dark site’ is a pre-prepared and ready-to-publish site to...
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Collier County Sheriff Rambosk Launches Storm Website

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August 24, 2012
Collier County Sheriff Rambosk Launches Storm Website

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is Storm Central for Tropical Storm Isaac. In fact, whenever severe weather is approaching the community can now turn to CCSO’s new website. The site is always viewable at www.ccso.tv/ccsostormcentral.html. When Collier County experiences a significant storm event, such as Isaac, the website will override the Sheriff’s main website....
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ConnectedCOPS Awards 2012: Finalists Announced for Social Media Incident Management

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July 17, 2012
ConnectedCOPS Awards 2012: Finalists Announced for Social Media Incident Management

The ConnectedCOPS Social Media Incident Management Award is generously sponsored by Nixle. Travis Scott is Vice President of Agency relations at Nixle. He said, “Nixle is proud to be the sponsor of the Social Media Incident Management award because in a world where social media has drastically changed the way that people communicate, it...
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A New Platform for Community Engagement and Neighbourhood Watch in the 21st Century

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June 27, 2012
A New Platform for Community Engagement and Neighbourhood Watch in the 21st Century

Summary: The New South Wales Police Force’s , (Australia) eyewatch program brings the community and police together to communicate and solve problems, using Social Media – facebook. The NSWPF has two strategies: Local Community policing information via 91 local and specialized facebook pages. The reinvigoration of its Neighbourhood Watch program thorugh the use of...
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