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Smarter Approach to Public Safety Leads to Smarter Approach across Entire City

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March 1, 2013
Smarter Approach to Public Safety Leads to Smarter Approach across Entire City

At last fall’s International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference, IBM previewed its new i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement offering. Billed as “the convenor of the ecosystem for public safety,” this new software solution promised to help law enforcement organizations bring down silos with Big Data capabilities that combined tactical lead generation, predictive policing...
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Changes to hiding from public search on Facebook

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January 21, 2013
Changes to hiding from public search on Facebook

Recent changes to the Facebook privacy settings, has made it difficult for users to conceal their personal profiles, as Facebook has removed the ability to hide from public search.  Facebook profiles have the ability to be located through the Facebook search function and in some cases via search engine sites such as Google. However...
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Best Police Social Media practice across Europe

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January 18, 2013
Best Police Social Media practice across Europe

The iPlod generation is growing all the time There was a bit of a backlash against the police use of social media, particularly Twitter, towards the end of 2012 with many of us feeling that @J_amesP was unfairly picked on. We wish him well in 2013, but it’s clear that although police services and...
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Using Social Media to build your organization’s brand

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January 17, 2013
Using Social Media to build your organization’s brand

How can social media help build your agency’s brand?   Organizational branding is a new concept for public safety.  Every organization had a brand which encompasses more than its reputation. The organizations brand represents everything it values and how it operates.  In your mind, picture the  Texas Rangers, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or London Metropolitan...
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Bizarre social media and law enforcement stories from 2012

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January 14, 2013
Bizarre social media and law enforcement stories from 2012

To ease us all into 2013, I thought it was time for another round up of bizarre social media and law enforcement stories.. Three stories have taken my eye recently. 1. The Dopey Drug Dealer Ever made that classic mobile phone mistake when you send the same text to everyone in your address book?...
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What LEOs Must Know about New Facebook Privacy Settings

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December 20, 2012
What LEOs Must Know about New Facebook Privacy Settings

There’s good news and bad in the new Facebook policies, and much left to be seen Facebook has made some significant changes to privacy settings. They’re rolling them out to all users over the next few days and weeks, and some of it is good news! But let’s start with the bad news. Facebook...
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Global Police Tweet-a-thon

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December 18, 2012
Global Police Tweet-a-thon

Several police agencies have held tweet-a-thons or tweet-the-beat events to create awareness of police work call attention to issues. A few of us have been talking a while about holding an event where police agencies everywhere could have whatever model of tweet-a-thon they want but on the same day and time in an effort...
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No more hiding from public search in Facebook

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December 14, 2012
No more hiding from public search in Facebook

Facebook has again made changes with new privacy settings, which will start rolling out to accounts over the next few weeks. One of the changes is to the Public Search option which is being removed. Facebook account holders who previously used this privacy setting will no longer have this option. This means that as...
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Cell Phone Triage for Police Officers

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November 30, 2012
Cell Phone Triage for Police Officers

It’s the same story played all across America. It goes like this: Police Officer XYZ is dispatched to a residence where, as the First Responder, he discovers a crime scene. Officer XYZ notes a cell phone on the scene possibly belonging to the suspect or victim. Officer XYZ decides to search the phone for...
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Improving officer intuition through social media

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November 29, 2012
Improving officer intuition through social media

Have you ever talked to a law enforcement officer who recounted a story of his life when he was saved by a sixth sense that something wasn’t right on a call? Neuroscientists have recently started researching intuition, also referred to as the sixth sense, to determine how it works. Based on some findings, intuition...
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