In partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, the International Association of Chiefs of Police launched the IACTP Center for Social Media in October 2010. The goal of the initiative is to build the capacity of law enforcement to use social media to prevent and solve crimes, strengthen police-community relations, and enhance services. The Center serves as a clearinghouse of information and no-cost resources to help law enforcement personnel create, enhance and maintain a social media presence. Whether your agency has just decided to start using social media, or already has a social media presence and is looking to improve or enhance it, this site covers a range of hot topics and current issues.
A recent addition to the NIC website is our Knowledgebase Collection, which is a compilation of resources around specific topics. When we get questions that we think others might find of interest, we add the answer to this collection. Over 70 topics are listed, and one of the newest entries consists of links to articles, policies, and procedures for the use of social media by correctional agencies.
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