The internet is one of the most widely used information and communication highways in the world. Police Social Media has an important place on that highway but needs to drive carefully and not get detracted from it’s primary role of communicating with the public they serve.
There are relatively few laws governing the application and use of social media that have truly kept up with technology, and fewer self-imposed standards that govern its use. Social media police communications should play a consistent role in educating and updating people living and working in their communities about some of the unsavory aspects of being online.
Unfortunately, being online means we’re living and working with the criminal element. Scams, spoofs and spam are but a few nuisances that regularly reach into our lives. These are minor in nature compared to some ongoing criminal activities.