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ConnectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Top Cop Award

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August 10, 2013
ConnectedCOPS Awards 2013: Finalists for Top Cop Award

ConnectedCOPS Top Cop This award is given to the sworn law enforcement executive of the rank of LT (or its international equivalent) and above, at any worldwide law enforcement agency who has demonstrated significant and sustained executive leadership to further the use of social media and Internet technologies in law enforcement. This individual is...
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Dynamic police units star in #WMPLive – a UK policing first

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June 24, 2013
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Don’t miss this live event 7:30pm-8:30pm BST, 2:30-3:30 EST, 11:30-12:30 PST. FIVE of West Midlands Police’s most dynamic departments will come together during a live online ‘hangout’ in a UK policing first that promises to give viewers a real-time insight into the work of critical force units. ‘WMP Live’ sees officers from traffic, motorway...
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A first in the UK for West Midlands Police

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May 2, 2013
A first in the UK for West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police made Press Conference history in the United Kingdom today LIVE at YouTube. For the UK, it’s the first time a police force has streamed a live press conference seeking a suspect or witness in an ongoing investigation. In a Google world where fast is better than slow (on the web or...
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Who’s SMILE’n Now?

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September 13, 2011
Who’s SMILE’n Now?

The fourth SMILE Conference begins Sept 28th in Dallas, Texas. Chief David O. Brown and the men and women of the Dallas PD will be our hosts as we delve into issues involving flash mobs, social activism, the changing role between law enforcement and the media. The regular rate is now in effect but...
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Social Media, Police and Riots

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September 2, 2011
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I decided to wait for a little while before writing a post to discuss the use of social media during the recent riots that took place across England. Over a period of two weeks we have seen a move away from the initial knee jerk calls for social media to be turned off during...
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How bloggers and police countered riot rumours in Wolverhampton

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August 28, 2011
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This is a follow-up to a post I wrote about the riots a few days ago – where I tried to highlight some of the good things to come from the use of social media at the time. One of the examples I cited was Superintendent Mark Payne‘s tweeting to counter the wildly inaccurate...
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Post Riot Thoughts…

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August 25, 2011
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It is now two weeks since the riots. On the day that significant disorder broke out in Wolverhampton, I was out on the ground, witnessing at first hand the damage being caused, the violence being used towards officers and the looting of the shops that were deliberately targeted for the goods that were on...
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Taking Public Safety to the Street with Twitcam

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May 23, 2011
Taking Public Safety to the Street with Twitcam

Kerry Blakeman, a Chief Inspector at West Midlands Police in England, had observed his daughter watching a live broadcast of, and sending messages to, a pop star via Twitcam. Then, it occurred to him, why not “give it a go” for policing? “So I thought actually I could do a live broadcast and people...
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From Hard Times to Hyperlocal

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February 7, 2011
From Hard Times to Hyperlocal

It will not have escaped your attention that the country is experiencing some financial turmoil at present. The news in the last 24 hours has been dominated by a claim that 10,000 police officers will be lost over the coming year. I have no idea if these numbers are true (I’m not sure anybody...
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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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