Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Police recognise the impact of social media

The West Midland's police have appointed a national police spokesman for the growing use of social media.

According to a press release by the force

Asst Chief Const Gordon Scobbie has taken up the brand new Association of Chief Police Officers portfolio for digital engagement.
The new post has been created to widen the way police forces communicate with members of the public using social media such as networking sites, blogs, Twitter and YouTube.

ACC Scobbie says that

"Many forces are now realising that traditional methods of getting messages out which we have relied on in the past are having less impact and are reaching fewer and fewer people.
"Over the last 12 months or so there have been radical changes in the way people interact with each other. Social networking has exploded globally.

Ht-Ian Forrester

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