THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – The SMILE Conference states, “Adoption of social media by law enforcement is in a stage of exponential growth. Some law enforcement agencies have already experienced tremendous successes; while others are ready but don’t know how to get started. The law enforcement field is ready to add another weapon to its arsenal”.
“We only need to look in our own backyards to witness firsthand the exponential growth of social media and the impact it is having on law enforcement,” commented Chief Dale McFee, president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. “As a community outreach, crime prevention or forensic tool, law enforcement is rapidly embracing this global phenomena — as it must! The CACP is thrilled to work in partnership with Lauri Stevens and LAwS Communications in bringing this first-class learning opportunity to Canada.”
Conference creator and producer, Lauri Stevens says this is a great way for police services which have not yet entered into social media to get started. “We are extremely proud to have our fifth conference in Vancouver,” stated Lauri Stevens, SMILE Conference founder. “We’re now going into our third year. Over the past two years the SMILE Conference has pioneered the adoption of social media by law enforcement agencies across the world for public outreach, crime prevention, and forensics. Hosting the conference in Canada for the first time is only appropriate as adoption of social media by law enforcement grows exponentially.”
“From the Chief to the newest officer in the agency, the SMILE conference is appropriate for anyone who is interested in social media and its many applications in the field of law enforcement,” shares Stevens. “Agencies all over the world are achieving successes with social media tools in areas including community policing, recruitment and retention, investigations, crime prevention, reputation enhancement/ management as well as others”.
Stevens is one of the people behind the very successful Toronto Police Service social media effort.
The SMILE conference will address social media as community media, investigative techniques and case studies, social media policy and strategy, legal issues, recruitment and retention, and one entire day exploring related issues of social media and the Internet. SMILE will also offer workshops each morning on social media how-to(s), so you can leave with the hand-on skills you need.
The SMILE Conference is the leading conference devoted to Social Media, the Internet and Law Enforcement initiatives.
The SMILE Conference has pioneered the adoption of social media by law enforcement agencies across the world for public outreach, crime prevention, and forensics. In conjunction with the ConnectedCOPS™ blog, The SMILE Conference has become both the go-to and most trusted source by law enforcement agencies worldwide.
From March 25th – 28th, the conference will allow interested and progressive police services to learn how to engage with the public on social media. It is being held in partnership with The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
For more information visit http://www.thesmileconference.com