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Law Enforcement Personnel Use of Social Media in Investigations: Summary of Findings
Four out of every five law enforcement professionals use social media for investigative purposes.
One Step Ahead: How Social Media is Changing the Face of Investigations
One third of investigators still do not have the resources to utiltize social media properly for investigations.
Closing the Case: Solving Violent Crimes Quickly and Efficiently with Public Records
Use the power of public records to locate people, detect fraud, uncover assets and discover connections.
Social Media and Tactical Considerations for Law Enforcement
This report is part of a COPS Office series titled "Emerging Issues in Policing," which is a very appropriate heading for a discussion of social media. The COPS Office and the Police Executive Research Forum are pleased to offer this report on the use of social media in policing.
The Use of Social Media for Disaster Recovery
This disaster recovery guide was created through lessons learned from the Joplin Tornado (2011), the Branson Tornado (2012) and the Missouri Flood.
Missing Persons Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Guidebook
The Problem-Specific Guides summarize knowledge about how police can reduce the harm caused by specific crime and disorder problems. This guide begins by describing the problem of missing persons and reviewing factors that increase its risks. It then identifies a series of questions to help you analyze your local missing-persons problem.
Investigative Checklist for Law Enforcement When Responding to Missing Children With Special Needs
This checklist, provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, is meant to enhance the response measures taken by law enforcement to safely recover missing children with special needs and is to be used in conjunction with the Missing Children With Special Needs addendum and Missing Children With Special Needs Lost-Person Questionnaire.
Planning and Managing Security for Major Special Events: Guidelines for Law Enforcement
This guidelines report provides a framework to assist local law enforcement in planning and managing security for events that attract large numbers of people. The focus is on national and regional events, which often include a variety of VIPs and may be targets for terrorists, other criminals, and protestors. The variety of approaches discussed can be tailored to large or small local special events.
Predictive Policing: The Role of Crime Forecasting in Law Enforcement Agencies
This white paper provides an overview of what predictive policing in law enforcement is and how it is currently being used by executives and analysts to forecast crime, calls for service and other activity within communities.
Law Enforcement Guidelines for Twitter
Twitter’s law enforcement guidance and policies for law enforcement investigators who are requesting profile and activity data for an investigation.
Law Enforcement Guidelines for Facebook
Facebook gives law enforcement investigators guidelines and processes for requesting user profile information and for subpoenas.
Law Enforcement Guidelines for Pinterest
Social Media and Police Leadership: Lessons from Boston
This is one in a series of papers that was published as a result of the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety. This paper discusses how the Boston Police Department (BPD) put its social media experience and community policy philosophy to good and highly visible use in April 2013 during and after the Boston Marathon Bombing.