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Social media use growing in law enforcement

Social media use growing in law enforcement

A new report looks at law enforcement’s current social media practices and processes and how the usage landscape has changed over the last two years.

The LexisNexis 2014 Social Media Use in Law Enforcement survey solicited feedback from 496 participants at every level of law enforcement – from rural localities to major metropolitan cities and federal agencies.  Some key points include:

  • Eight out of 10 law enforcement professionals actively use social media as a tool in investigations
  • The most common use is for crime investigations (63 percent)
  • More than half (51 percent) are using social media for crime prevention activities
  • 40 percent use it to monitor special events
  • 34 percent use it to notify the public of crimes, emergencies or disasters

Read the full report and associated infographic.

Posted by GCN Staff on Dec 02, 2014 at 8:53 AM


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