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    The Art of the Tweet-Along

    By Tom Erickson, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Olathe, Kansas A “tweet-along” is similar to the ride-alongs many sheriffs’ offices offer to area residents who want to learn more about public safety – but the audience can be as large as the number of the agency’s Twitter followers plus their contact networks. Johnson County PIO Tom Erickson explains how to prepare for a tweet-along, how to engage with the community and media during the live event, and how to...
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    Johnson County Sheriff – The Social Media Experiment

    By Tom Erickson, Master Deputy, Public Information Office, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Olathe, Kansas The Johnson County, KS Sheriff’s Office has fully embraced the use of on-line social media as a way to inform the public and to educate them about the jail and other sheriff’s office operations. In addition to their own experience, this article written by a master deputy in the public information office also discusses why jails should expand their communications into the online...
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