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NCJ Number: 250839 Find in a Library
Title: Social Media Model Policy
Corporate Author: IACP Center for Social Media
United States of America
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
IACP Center for Social Media
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material; Policy; Program Description (Model); Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document (Online); Factsheet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Center for Social Media in conjunction with the IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center, this is a model policy intended as a guide for law enforcement agencies as they prepare for their use of social media as a means of improving communication and interaction with community residents and organizations.
Abstract: The first section of the model policy addresses the “purpose” of the agency’s use of social media, which is to “enhance communication, collaboration, and information exchange; streamline processes; and foster productivity.“ This is followed by a section on “policy,” which states why and how the agency is committed to using social media in its operations. Social media is stated to be “a new and potentially valuable means of assisting the department and its personnel in meeting community outreach, problem-solving, investigative, crime prevention, and related objectives.“ The third section of the model policy provides definitions of various terms commonly used in the social media domain. The fourth section, entitled “ On-The-Job Use,” outlines the department-sanctioned presence on social media and its potential uses. The fifth and concluding section of the model policy addresses “personal use” of the department’s social media presence, which relates to precautions and prohibitions in the agency’s use of social media.
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Communication techniques; Models; Police management; Social Media
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