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Here you can find over 150 posts tracking every major development in policing since 2011. You can trace the impact of staffing cuts, follow the debate about the role of modern policing and keep up with the latest in digitisation, use of drones & other innovations. If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box below.

A detailed look at police use of Twitter

A detailed look at police use of Twitter.
A great infographic from BrightPlanet harvesting information from the recent 1st Global Police Tweetathon which used the #poltwt hashtag.

What do the public like about police Facebook pages?

What do the public like on police Facebook pages? A quick and dirty analysis suggests that success stories, police dogs and information about missing persons are most popular. Any police misdoings also provoke a strong public reaction.

First Global Police Tweetathon

Read all about the first global police tweetathon and follow almost 200 police forces tweeting live from around the world. You can see the #POLTWT hashtag stream live on the post.

Police and Social Media – where next?

This is the last in a series of posts based on the recent COMPOSITE report on police use of social media across Europe. One of the interesting realisations I’ve made in writing these posts is the constant evidence of how British police are leading the way in Europe in their adoption and effective use of social media. Mike Downes keeps a watching brief on UK police use of social media and found that between January and February this year, there was more than a 10% increase in the numbers of people following police Twitter accounts bring the total number of followers to 1,041,850.

Social media for community policing

This is the sixth in a series of posts based on the recent COMPOSITE report on police use of social media across Europe. The police are

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