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Staying Safe On Social Media, 4 Hours

STC: 0776 8828

Social media has become a permanent part of modern lives. The ease of posting on Facebook or Instagram and Snapchat, or other applications, can create problems for law enforcement. Departments have policies that address social media and how employees should conduct themselves while on those sites. Staying Safe on Social Media teaches staff and supervisors the importance of maintaining professionalism when they have a personal social media presence. It also helps remind staff of their department’s social media policy and the need to insure they are staying within that policy. Staff is reminded that once something is posted to their online account, it is possible that one of their offenders may see that information. Finally, staff is reminded that officer safety now has to be on their minds even while just “getting on Facebook.”