I have been invited to speak at the Police Strategy Forum this year about my experience of social media engagement, particularly on Facebook. I have the slides here, but it’s really interesting to see how often social media has been referenced in the presentations this year.
Whilst there was a clear focus on social media as a source of intelligence, there was also reference to it as an engagement tool also. At the time of posting this, no-one had referenced the media in the same light. Both are important channels but it now seems in police leadership social media (and therefore direct engagement with our communities) is being recognised more and more.