Police & Social Media

I have written several posts about the use of social media by law enforcement.  One of the big issues is the lack of a policy for how to use social media.  This article is symptomatic of a disconnect.   It starts off talking about how the police alerted people about a water main break but not about a dangerous suspect being hunted on foot through residential neighborhoods.

Later in the article, it states that no real training is needed to post on Twitter or Facebook.  Really?  Perhaps the technical act of posting is pretty easy but that doesn’t mean that when, what and where to post what kind of information is that straightforward.

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