Creation of a Social Media Policy for Law Enforcement Agencies
During the last two decades, technology advancements have had an impact on how law enforcement organizations operate. One of these technological advancements has been the evolution of the internet and the ability to communicate electronically. Twenty years ago, sitting at a computer, typing an email, and having it sent to the recipient almost instantly was a new and novel idea. Now a person can type their thoughts, feelings, and ideas from their phone or other portable device from virtually anywhere at any time. This is accomplished through social media. The use of social has provided new challenges and opportunities law enforcement agencies. In order to mitigate the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities, agencies will need to create a social media policy. This policy will need to address how the agency is represented on social media. This includes who will be allowed to utilize social media on the agency’s behalf as well as how it will be used for investigative and emergency purposes. The policy will also need to address employees’ rights as they pertain to social media use, both on and off-duty.
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Kjergaard, Irene (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)Everyday there is something new to be found on the internet. There are new sites, videos, photographs, and even articles. These days, the internet is where the public goes to get their information. Printed publications ...
Brenek, Troy (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)This paper will explain the importance of why police departments should regulate social media. Social media is used in many different ways, though not all good. Departments have been able to examine both the good and the ...
Goode, Bryan (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, law enforcement agencies must continue to adapt to the ever-increasing use of social media in society. As Millennials have now been in the workforce for several years, ...