Policing is a people business. Whether seeking witnesses, supporting victims, or liaising with local leaders, the police rely on human interaction and community involvement. Social media offers real-time access to tech-savvy, digitally ready members of the public. Whether tweeting information or offering online portals to ease access to officers, police teams understand that social media can enhance the dialogue with citizens and make best use of their organization’s own limited resources.
Publication Date: 2014