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Social Media Quick Tip: Tweet Often

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May 7, 2011
Social Media Quick Tip: Tweet Often

During a recent recruiting initiative, Bellevue (Neb.) PD used Twitter constantly to relay important information It’s called a Twitter stream. Think of it like a stream of water—sometimes a voracious river—and it never stops flowing. Most of your followers see it that way. Some people hang on your department’s every word, and will check...
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Social Media Quick Tip: Should You Tie Your Facebook & Twitter Accounts Together?

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April 30, 2011
Social Media Quick Tip: Should You Tie Your Facebook & Twitter Accounts Together?

Remember: They are two totally different animals Although widgets exist to auto-post everything from one to the other, should you do it? The short answer is this: If everything you tweet is on Facebook (FB) and everything you post on FB is on Twitter, you might annoy some followers and lose them. Generally, turning everything...
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New Social Media Duties for Dallas Police Officer

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April 11, 2011
New Social Media Duties for Dallas Police Officer

On February 16, 2011 I was given a new assignment in the Dallas police department’s media relations office as the social media officer. Little did I know what was in store for me! The department was joining the 21st century and my job was to help get us there. Our social media sites are now...
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Twitter at the heart of communities

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March 8, 2011
Twitter at the heart of communities

After the success of the GMP24 Twitter day, when the Greater Manchester Police force tweeted all the calls for help received, the use of social media has gone back to its roots. Local neighbourhood officers have been given the power to start connecting with their community through the social network. The first one went...
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Ride Along on Twitter with Vancouver PD

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February 23, 2011
Ride Along on Twitter with Vancouver PD

Cst Mandy Scorrar on Vancouver Police Department’s ‘TAL’ – Tweet-A-Long scheduled for Feb 24th 7 pm – 6am When I was asked whether I might be interested in being a ‘guest tweeter’ on the @VancouverPD Twitter account to share my experiences working in patrol, I immediately thought it would be a great opportunity despite...
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Policing: Further Adventures on Twitter

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January 28, 2011
Policing: Further Adventures on Twitter

Over the past 24 hours, the Local Policing Unit from Birmingham South have been tweeting live incidents and their officers’ responses to them. Armed only with a hashtag (#bsp24) and a new twitter account, they have ventured out into the world of social media. Judging by the excellent feedback they have received, I am...
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Using Twitter Hashtags for Emergency Management

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January 27, 2011
Using Twitter Hashtags for Emergency Management

Relationships+Technology (Social Media) to Prevent Violence Relationships and technology are the key to community safety.  The importance of #WeDay is something we all must understand! Twitter hash tags are very useful tools for police, school boards, media outlets, parents and students for dealing with fast moving emergency management scenarios.  This post will provide insight...
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Seizing the Virtual Scene

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January 26, 2011
Seizing the Virtual Scene

The Art of the Hashtag on Twitter Intro When law enforcement arrives on the scene of a situation, there’s no mistaking who is in control. The cops string the yellow tape and take over and no one is allowed to enter the restricted area. But faster than the yellow tape goes up, the virtual...
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Drugs, dealing with the dealers

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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...
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24 hours on Twitter for Greater Manchester Police

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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...
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