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Minneapolis Police and Target offer free social media training for police

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January 5, 2013
Minneapolis Police and Target offer free social media training for police

SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING for law enforcement Presented by Target and the Minneapolis Police Department Hosted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension No Cost to Attend. Space is Limited. POST Board credit has been applied for. Target and the Minneapolis Police Department have teamed up to offer training for metro area law enforcement on...
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Social Media Quick Tip: Set a Custom URL on LinkedIn

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February 18, 2012
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It’s always a good idea to set your own uniform resource locator (URL), aka Web address, on every platform that allows it. We’ve already covered how to do that on Facebook here. Because more and more police officers are joining LinkedIn these days, here’s how to set your own URL there. After you log...
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Social Media Quick Tip: 3 Reasons Why LEOs Should be on LinkedIn

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November 20, 2011
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Among them—it’s a secure, professional networking resource. LinkedIn is a fantastic tool for law enforcement professionals. This online community offers a more sophisticated sharing environment, greater privacy controls and less concern that your data can be compromised by the carelessness of others. Following are three reasons why police officers should consider signing up: 1....
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SMILE: Chief Billy Grogan’s Perspective

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April 11, 2010
SMILE: Chief Billy Grogan’s Perspective

The Dunwoody (GA) Police Department began operations on April 1, 2009. On April 2, 2009, we created our Twitter account and began tweeting. We really needed a way to quickly connect with our community and Twitter provided that platform. Once we made it past the busywork of the start-up, we created a Facebook fan...
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How can you be a ConnectedCOP if you’re not LinkedIn?

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February 2, 2010
How can you be a ConnectedCOP if you’re not LinkedIn?

There have been a few stories in the major press recently about gang members increasing use of social media. The most recent just today by the Associated Press: Use of Twitter, Facebook rising among gang members I posted the article on the Law Enforcement 2.0 LinkedIn group and a couple hours later, it was...
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Watch what you post

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January 8, 2010
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Social networking sites are great for meeting new people and having some fun, but don’t let that fun kill your career. Dean Scoville is Associate Editor of Police Magazine and a retired patrol supervisor and investigator with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Sgt. Dean Scoville has received multiple awards for government service. This article...
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