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Social Media: Risk and Liability Issues

By Doreen Jokerst, Randy Means

The use of all forms of social media by law enforcement agencies and individual employees has clearly positive aspects but also the risk of serious problems.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2014)
 

Social Networks for Better Policing: Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and Google Voice

By Tim Dees

The Internet is a valuable information tool for law enforcement. Social networking can improve your agency's communication, both within and outside the department.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2009)
 

Tweet for the Chief

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Many law enforcement agencies are using Twitter and its 140-character count "tweets" to send out information to the public. As ridiculous as some of these terms sound, "man up" and start tweeting.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2010)
 

Face the Public on Facebook

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Here is a brief overview of the two ways you can bring your agency into the 21st Century; Facebook and ListServes.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 2010)
 

Social Network Policies: Maintaining Public Trust

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

You must have strict regulations regarding what officers can post online about their jobs and the department to protect both them and the agency. The clearer you are, the fewer problems will arise. Specific guidelines are a must.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order May 2010)
 

Interoperability between public safety agencies and keeping the community informed: a new approach

By Tom Steele

The purpose of this article is to discuss the current state-of-the-art of text messaging opportunities for public safety agencies.

(This article was originally published in Public Safety IT May/Jun 2010)
 

Privacy and Social Networking

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Individual officers who are using social networking sites should be aware that loopholes exist within the privacy settings. Officers should not post anything online that would reflect poorly on their agency, for unauthorized parties may have access to it.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2010)
 

Sample Social Media Policy

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

It’s time to give your officers written rules on social media activities.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2010)
 

City of Ontario v. Quon and the Impact on Law Enforcement

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

In Quon, the Supreme Court ruled that public employees cannot expect privacy in their use of department-issued electronic devices. This decision will have a major impact on law enforcement and raises questions as to whether transcripts used for investigation can become public records.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Oct 2010)
 

Tips for Enforcing Social Networking Policies

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

To have a successful social networking policy, one of the first steps an agency needs to take is to educate its officers about what is expected. And the first rule for law enforcement officers who play on Facebook and the like is that “nothing is private.”

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Sep 2010)
 
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