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Perspective: Social Media and Smart Local Law Enforcement

Perspective: Social Media and Smart Local Law Enforcement

This IDC Government Insights Perspective is a review of the current state of social media use for citizen engagement and to support community policing efforts in local law enforcement agencies around the world. Its intent is to help public safety decision makers better understand the uses of social media in policing and key elements that contribute to successful social media initiatives.

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In This Perspective
IDC Opinion
Methodology
Situation Overview
Social Media Landscape
Social Media and the Smart Law Enforcement IT Ecosystem
Reducing the Communications Gap Using Social Media
Preventing and Controlling Crime
Leveraging and Enabling Crowdsourced Information
Emergency Response
Improving Police Efficiency
Implementation of Social Media
Media Selection and Integration
Role of the IT organization
Regional Examples
The United States
Europe
Australia
Singapore
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Figure: The Social Media Landscape
Figure: Smart Law Enforcement IT Ecosystem
Figure: Purpose of Using Social Media in Investigations
Figure: Social Media Implementation Date
Figure: Current Use of Social Media by Police Agencies in the United States

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