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08-12-12, 11:54 AM #1
Police use social networking to notify public about crimes, traffic accidents, and missing kidsAlmost 6,000 law enforcement agencies are now deploying the public notification service Nixle to provide residents with real-time alerts on crimes in progress, traffic messes and missing children. Previously, the service has helped police in Amarillo, Texas, capture a fugitive wanted for aggravated robbery and probation violation; and authorities in Fayetteville, N.C., nabbed a suspect wanted for armed robbery soon after a Nixle alert was sent to residents.
08-13-12, 09:48 AM #2
I know my department uses it...not sure how many followers we have though or if it's effective.Calm Like A Bomb...
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08-13-12, 11:25 AM #3
Nixle has been used in my town for quite a long time now.
08-13-12, 11:52 AM #4
I would be interested to see if there has been a study on how many use Facebook & Twitter vs Nixle and what has been more effective. I'd be willing to bet that they have Nixle beat."Like" us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Offic...93147194083228
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08-13-12, 01:44 PM #5
I am an admin for my departments Facebook site. I actually think it gets out there better than Nixle. When there aren't important things to put out to the public, you can build up your relationship with the public. I have gotten a lot of good feedback because of the facebook page. Pudge is probably right, I think Facebook/Twitter probably have Nixle beat too. But in the end... something is always better than nothing.
08-14-12, 07:24 AM #6
08-14-12, 10:07 AM #7
I must be a psycho also since I don't have one and have no plans on getting one.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
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08-16-12, 06:43 PM #8
Our local departments have FB pages. I think it's a great tool/asset. Many of the local happenings I've found on FB, I actually check them more than my own FB page. I think it's an opportunity for some in the community to get to know the workings of the PD's and to see that the police are working on cases and do care what happens in the community.http://www.odmp.org/officer/16551-de...l-eron-shannon
Police Officers put themselves at risk for strangers every day. Some do not make it home to their families. Next time you think of saying something negative about the police, remember...YOU are one of the strangers.
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