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Latest column from Officer.com, looking at a complex police-media relationship and wondering what its implications are for the long term:
As law enforcement agencies compete with other newsmakers for ever-shrinking media attention, the ability to tell their own stories in their own way can be very important indeed.
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Branding your agency, or branding your profession? Social media can do both, for better or worse...
Do your social media accounts brand your agency, or your profession?
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This has been a long time coming. With deepest gratitude to Tim Burrows for keeping the ball rolling!
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Journal Sentinel editor believes this is an effort to "control" the story, citing "fairness." However, with media often seeking only the information that sells, positive press has long been harder to come by for police. "Fair" is about balance most of all, so is this really a problem for police?
The Milwaukee Police Department has ended its longstanding practice of holding morning press briefings, opting instead for a newly created website it says will provide "genuine, unfiltered inform...
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Don't just tweet; curate!
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+Christa Miller of +cops2point0 and I will be kicking off the inaugural #CopChat  on Twitter tomorrow night at 9pm EST, 6om PST. COme on out and join us to talk with police, law enforcement and other community members that want to learn more about what police are doing in the social media streams.
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First I've seen any discussion of ethical issues surrounding ALPR use. Records purging and public availability are just two of the issues. Has your agency discussed any of these?
GALLATIN - Sumner County law enforcement officials are using high-tech cameras to create a detailed picture of the whereabouts of thousands of cars, regardless of whether they are suspected of any lin...
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Do you seek legal counsel before starting a social media investigation? How do you manage investigator identities? And other issues well worth thinking about in this article...
Police can use social networks to spot trends, counter threats and communicate with the public. But it also has potential pitfalls, law enforcement officers say.
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My latest column at Officer.com! Information sharing is inherently "social"; what tools do you use to drive it forward?
It's one thing to post surveillance video online and ask for public feedback, using the social space the same way you would traditional TV and print media. But it's another to share the same informati...
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Latest post! Investigative techniques, transparency, and transparency of investigative techniques:
iPhone 4 camera If you came to this blog by way of Twitter or Facebook, you know that for several months I've been using the Scoop.It bookmarking service to aggregate news items about how police a...
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Scroll down for a section on homeland security and emergency preparedness, but the whole article is well worth a read -- most police departments' websites don't accomplish these things.
Here are some examples of how creating content that serves the public is a challenge for government websites. Can they engage and educate?
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