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Ethical considerations with the use of technology by law enforcement

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September 27, 2012
Ethical considerations with the use of technology by law enforcement

This is the first in a series of articles that will focus upon law enforcement personnel’s use of technology and the implications it has for both the employees and their agencies.  The focus of these articles is on potential employee misconduct and its prevention through education and training. Over the last several years, a...
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The Toronto Police Service Launches Social Media Program

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July 25, 2011
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Law enforcement agencies worldwide watch as the Toronto Police Service kicks it up a notch. For two months last winter, I had the honor of working side-by-side with members of the Toronto Police Service (TPS) onsite at the headquarters in Toronto, to develop the Service’s social media strategy. Since turning in my proposed strategy...
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Facebook Secure Browsing for Officer Safety

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April 21, 2011
Facebook Secure Browsing for Officer Safety

And the implications for department social media policy Early this year Facebook offered users the ability to use the sight a bit more securely with “secure browsing” (https) or SSL encryption, as Facebook said, “whenever possible”. It’s important to enable https, otherwise, any hacker sharing the same public wifi can easily infiltrate your social...
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Social Media Policy for Law Enforcement X 3

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July 21, 2010
Social Media Policy for Law Enforcement X 3

Social media policy in law enforcement is a hot topic and well it should be. No one can or should dispute that the importance of sound policy, and the need to guide law officers in proper behavior and procedure online, is huge. Just when you’re getting a handle on the elements of a good...
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“You Gotta Win With These Guys”

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May 29, 2010
“You Gotta Win With These Guys”

“You gotta win with these guys”, featured speaker and former Dodgers pitcher and manager, Tommy Lasorda repeated that phrase as he addressed the crowd at the California Peace Officers Association (CPOA) on May 24th. He was relating how he sometimes embellished the stories he told his players in order to motivate them to be...
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Social Media Policy, the very Wide Gray Line

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May 4, 2010
Social Media Policy, the very Wide Gray Line

Day after day, your inbox is filled with various “client alerts” and legal updates. The topics may vary and will include legal opinions as well as interpretation of case law that are meant to give guidance to your Law Enforcement agency. Unfortunately, most of these alerts have been absent one particular but growing topic...
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CPOA Annual Training Symposium to Cover Social Media in Law Enforcement

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April 30, 2010
CPOA Annual Training Symposium to Cover Social Media in Law Enforcement

The California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA) will be hosting its 90th Annual Training Symposium on May 24-27 in Los Angeles at the breathtaking new JW Marriott Hotel at LA Live. Core Value Leadership: Building Out from the Center is the theme. Is this building out from the center of our organizations or out from...
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The C.O.P.P.S. Social Media Method™ for Cops

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March 3, 2010
The C.O.P.P.S. Social Media Method™ for Cops

It’s my job to make sense of things in the world of social media so that law officers who want to use these tools can concentrate on being officers rather than having to be social media experts themselves. It’s no easy task even for me, a person who makes it her priority and considers...
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Lawbreakers’ worlds shrink with social media and web technology

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January 14, 2010
Lawbreakers’ worlds shrink with social media and web technology

I’ve done a few interviews recently on my favorite topic of social media use by law enforcement. In each interview I’ve been asked what affect social media will have in the world of crime in the future. While it felt a bit audacious to say, in each case I answered that I truly believe...
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The Ingredients of a Solid Social Media Policy for Law Enforcement Agencies

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August 17, 2009

A Social Media policy is essential for any agency because it can be used to encourage online participation among officers and staff as well as lay the foundation for how to get them started. By offering guidelines in the form of a social media policy, officers can know what’s expected and that it’s o.k....
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