Social Media 101 – What Law Enforcement Needs to Know
In recent years, the way the world communicates online has
transformed completely. People everywhere are using social media to share ideas,
opinions, photos and status updates with their friends and the public. Hundreds
of social media platforms allow people to connect with each other in many
different ways. It is imperative that law enforcement agencies stay up to date
on this rapidly changing environment. Not only is social media a valuable source
of information for law enforcement, it can also be an effective way for agencies
to reach out to their communities.
Topics covered in this interactive online course include:
- What is social media and how does it work?
- Common uses of social media networks, blogs and
- Social media as a tool for law enforcement
- Developing a social media policy for your agency
- Additional resources
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| Length ||Class Part/Link ||Status |
In this module the course pre-test will be completed.
|35 min||Social Media 101|
This module will provide students with basic information about the use of social
media for investigations, public awareness, tips and leads.
|10 min||Post-test and Certificate|
In this module the course post test will be completed. Upon successful
completion of the post test, a certificate of completion will be
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