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Instant Messaging for Policing

Earlier this month, Captain Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spearheaded two networking sessions to highlight use of instant messaging for policing to many Southern California law enforcement agencies. Representatives from 63 agencies were in attendance. Captain Parker was joined by law enforcement partners; Commander Laura Farinella, Long Beach PD, Lieutenant John Romero, Los Angeles PD, and Sergeant Tom Le Veque, Arcadia PD, who all shared real-time examples, demonstrating the importance of instant messaging platforms for emergency communication in law enforcement. The two main platforms presented were Nixle and Alert LA County. The conference sessions also detailed and encouraged use of the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers program…

The remainder of the article can be found on ConnectedCOPS.net. The article discusses some of the platforms that law enforcement agencies in LA County are using for messaging. Now if we only can get more agencies on board with their Social Media presence…

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