The International Association of Chiefs of Police, in partnership with the U.S. Justice Department, has launched the IACP Center for Social Media, a project to build the capacity of law enforcement to use social media to help prevent and solve crimes, strengthen police-community relations, recruit employees, and enhance services. The new website www.IACPsocialmedia.org includes free resources such as a model policy, fact sheets, case studies and instructional tutorials.
“Every police chief should have an understanding of how these tools can be used to enhance our ability to fight crime and enhance service to the communities we serve.” said Michael J. Carroll, IACP President and Chief of Police in West Goshen Township, Pa. The site is supported by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. The IACP starts its annual convention this weekend in Orlando, with Vice President Joseph Biden a featured speaker.