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 it’s easy to snag a discount as a guest of the Dallas PD, our Gold sponsor Cassidian Communications, or other sponsors/partners: Dallas Dodge, Hunt Consolidated, Nixle, LexisNexis, or

Featured presentations include:

  • “Tweeting from the Frontline: Social Media and Public Order” by Superintendent Mark Payne of West Midlands, UK
  • “Social Media for Homicide Investigations” by Detective Frank Skubic and Constable Scott Mills of The Toronto Police Service
  • “‘See Something, Say Something™’ Campaigns and the Ethical Issues of Mass Surveillance in Law Enforcement and National Security” by Professor Kristene Unworth of Drexel University
  • “Social Media: Public Safety, Censorship and Dissent | Analysis of Tools and Trends in the Control of Social Media Dominance” by Peter Berghammer, Senior Strategist at Public Communications Worldwide
  • “Expect the Unexpected – Social Media During the Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot” by Anne Longley, PIO at Vancouver Police
  • “Intercepted: Social Media Monitoring for Flash Mobs and Mega Parties” by David Gerulski, VP at Digital Stakeout
  • “Strategic Communications: Adapting New Media to Reach the News Media” by Captain Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

The conference will also feature a panel discussion: “Interference or Assistance: Media, Social Citizens and the Speed of Information” which will address citizen activists, media snafus, trolls and how law enforcement can best deal with them.

Here’s a look at the agencies and organizations who will be represented at The SMILE Conference in Dallas.

  • Arlington (TX) Police Department
  • Auburn Hills (MI) Police Department
  • Carrollton (TX) Police Department
  • Cassidian Communications
  • Corpus Christ (TX) Police Department
  • CyberWOrx, 808, LLC
  • Dallas (TX) Police Department
  • Drexel Universisty
  • Encryptics
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Ferndale (TX) Police Department
  • Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
  • Information Sharing Environment
  • Killeen (TX) Police Department
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Los Angeles (CA) Sheriff’s Department
  • McKinney (TX) Police Department
  • Minnesota Department of Public Safety
  • New York Police Department
  • Nixle
  • Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office
  • Public Communications Worldwide
  • Richland Hills (TX) Police Department
  • Richardson (TX) Police Department
  • Richmond (TX) Police Department
  • Roanoke Police Department
  • Rocky Mountain Information Network
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (CA)
  • San Angelo (TX) Police Department
  • San Antonio Police Officer’s Association
  • Sobey’s (ON) Inc.
  • Spokane County (WA) Sheriff’s Department
  • Spokane (WA) Police Department
  • York Regional Police (CA)
  • Texas Auto Burglary & Theft Prevention Authority
  • Toronto Police Service (CA)
  • Trophy Club (TX) Police Department
  • Turkish National Police
  • University Park (TX) Police Department
  • Vancouver Police (CA)
  • West Midlands Police (UK)
  • West Texas A & M University


We hope you can join us at The SMILE Conference. If not, watch hashtag #SMILEcon. Additionally, we expect to stream some of the presentations.