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The 2014 ConnectedCOPS Awards finalists are…

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August 15, 2014
The 2014 ConnectedCOPS Awards finalists are…

The international group of judges of the third annual ConnectedCOPS Awards has determined the finalists for the 2014 awards. The winners will be announced at the SMILE Conference® in Birmingham, UK September 10th. Winners receive free admission to the conference, an opportunity to present their work, financial assistance and a crystal trophy. For more...
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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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Law Enforcement to Monitor Crowdsourced Intel with Mobile Safety App at Boston Marathon

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April 15, 2014
Law Enforcement to Monitor Crowdsourced Intel with  Mobile Safety App at Boston Marathon

Citizens urged to support Boston Marathon safety by downloading VizSAFE mobile app to instantly share photos and videos with first responders Boston, MA USA – April 15, 2014 – VizSAFE, the only universal mobile crowdsourcing safety app and community website, today announced it will be monitored by law enforcement during the 118th Boston Marathon....
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Finding a solution for public records and social media in law enforcement

Finding a solution for public records and social media in law enforcement

When Deputy Mark Gregory set out to launch a social media presence for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, he knew he was bound to face a few obstacles. Like any law enforcement agency posting communications on sites such as Facebook and Twitter, he would need to justify the usage of each site to his...
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Why police should be on Facebook: Lessons from the NSW Police Force’s Project Eyewatch strategy

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April 3, 2014
Why police should be on Facebook: Lessons from the NSW Police Force’s Project Eyewatch strategy

Introduction Social media has become a useful and ubiquitous tool of modern policing. After a slow start, policing organisations worldwide have embraced the medium’s potential for engaging with the pubic, adopting an imaginative array of policing strategies based around Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and many other social media platforms. Scholars too have turned their attention...
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“Uncool” in Jamies World

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February 20, 2014
“Uncool” in Jamies World

Ever thought of using a celebrity to endorse and help spread your key messages via social media? I’m not talking about getting an “A list” Hollywood movie star as we all know that most law enforcement budgets don’t extend that the far. The Bay of Plenty District of the New Zealand Police were looking...
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Capturing the Moment

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December 23, 2013
Capturing the Moment

Does the public ever get to know about the good things your officers do on a daily basis? With today’s smart phones it can be as simple as taking a picture or creating a short video. That is exactly what an Omaha Police Officer did when he met up with two fellow officers. Police...
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Free app alerts nearby officers of active school shootings

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December 14, 2013
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Whether on or off duty, LEOs can now receive immediate “active shooter” notifications on their iPhone or Android smartphones. It’s been one year since the second deadliest mass murder at a U.S. elementary school. On December 14, 2012, 20 children and six adults were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,...
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Police countdown to Christmas with #Badvent calendars

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December 13, 2013
Police countdown to Christmas with #Badvent calendars

Police Social Media ingenuity English police forces have been at the forefront of using digital technology in general and social media in particular to develop innovative ways of engaging with their local communities. If you’re interested in police use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and the rest, you can check out a whole range...
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Augmented Reality, a Reality?

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December 3, 2013
robocopglasses

For several years there has been talk and speculation about what augmented reality (AR) would really become, what it could or for that matter couldn’t do and why would we care? Well, here it is, but wait, it has already been in use for several years so why are we just now hearing more...
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