Welcome to ConnectedCOPS.net

Member Login
Lost your password?

SM Tools

Facebook: a Useful Tool for Police?

By
3
January 25, 2011
Facebook: a Useful Tool for Police?

Most police forces in the UK, now have Facebook pages, but, is Facebook a useful and effective tool for police use? Does it increase community confidence, generate support for the police and provide a mechanism for engagement that meets peoples’ needs? Those were some of the key questions that the North Down area of...
Read More »

Drugs, dealing with the dealers

By
1
January 24, 2011
Drugs, dealing with the dealers

This week my officers swooped on a large scale drug supplier, we recovered about 4 kilos of class A & class B drugs, together with several thousand pounds cash. The dealer and his accomplice have both been charged and remanded. The week before that the courts granted an order taking £56,000 off another dealer...
Read More »

SMILE Conference Huge Success In Santa Monica, Next Stop Chicago

By
5
January 15, 2011
SMILE Conference Huge Success In Santa Monica, Next Stop Chicago

The SMILE Conference held 01/10/11 to 01/12/11 in Santa Monica, California was a huge success. Beyond the fact that the conference sold out and there were more sponsors (Raytheon, Alderson Software/Crime Stoppers, Securitas) than the initial SMILE conference in Washington D.C. 04/2010, this conference was hosted graciously by the Santa Monica Police Department at...
Read More »

5 Reasons the Army is issuing iPhone and Android Smartphones to Troops

By
7
December 19, 2010
5 Reasons the Army is issuing iPhone and Android Smartphones to Troops


Read More »

Communication Teams and the Public

By
0
November 4, 2010
Communication Teams and the Public

Having taken part in a session entitled ‘Press Office vs Bloggers’ at the recent #HyperWM event at Walsall College, and the ‘Tweets’ since the event, I have decided to write this blog to capture the issues and what can be learnt. It was obvious from the start that there was going to be polarised...
Read More »

PoliceOne iPhone App Review-Nice Mobile Police News App

By
2
November 1, 2010
PoliceOne iPhone App Review-Nice Mobile Police News App

PoliceOne.com is one of my favorite law enforcement websites for police news, blogs, and product reviews. PoliceOne, which is also a Smile Conference sponsor has recently come out with an iPhone app. Their iPhone app is a very nice compliment to their website. The PoliceOne iPhone app opens up to a main or home...
Read More »

24 hours on Twitter for Greater Manchester Police

By
3
October 27, 2010
24 hours on Twitter for Greater Manchester Police

Call 384 report of man holding baby over bridge – police immediately attended and it was man carrying dog that doesn’t like bridges. Call 358 woman calls about car she abandoned at petrol station in Bury after she put the wrong fuel in yesterday. Both of these calls were real, genuine calls to the...
Read More »

Global Police Yammer

By
1
September 21, 2010
Global Police Yammer

Let me quickly introduce myself. My name is Sjors Provoost and I’m working as in Innovation Broker for the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Police in The Netherlands. Be sure to check out the department’s cool new website, but that’s not what I want to talk about here. I do not have a police background myself, but I...
Read More »

Twitter: Who’s following who?

By
7
September 17, 2010
Twitter: Who’s following who?

This is a bit of research I did to investigate the different types of followers of a typical police Twitter channel in the United Kingdom. I looked at each follower and determined which of the nine categories they best fit. The pie chart shows the most relevant category first (local public), moving round clockwise...
Read More »

When Police Chiefs (Leaders) Blog!

By
0
September 16, 2010
When Police Chiefs (Leaders) Blog!

As a patrolman while working at the Tampa P.D. I only had contact with the Chief when I was awarded the “Officer of the Month” honor and when I was medically retired. Tampa P.D. is a fairly large department so contact with executive staff members may be less than officers realize at medium to...
Read More »