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Virginia Law Enforcement Social Media Group

Policing used to be simply about finding the bad guy and arresting him. These days, a big component of policing is how an agency uses social media to catch suspects and communicate with the public.

But how do you find the time to manage it and what do you post? The Virginia Law Enforcement Social Media Group (VALESMG) is meant to help agencies with just such questions by bringing different agencies together to discuss and explain their experiences and policies. This is accomplished though educational and networking meetings and through the use of a listserv where ideas can be shared, problems solved, and efforts coordinated.

Anyone interested in joining the VALESMG email group can sign up here:

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