Technology and social media


This section examines law enforcement technologies such as body worn cameras, unmanned aircrafts, and less lethal weapons as well as the topic of social media. While these technologies cover a broad range of products and uses, many of the considerations for law enforcement agencies are similar.

Model Policies & Concept Papers

Body-Worn Camera Model Policy and Concept Paper

License Plate Readers Model Policy and Concept Paper*

Social Media Model Policy and Concept Paper

Unmanned Aircraft Model Policy and Concept Paper*

Reports & Publications

Data, Privacy, and Public Safety: A Law Enforcement Perspective on the Challenges of Gathering Electronic Evidence

2016 Law Enforcement Use of Social Media Survey

Technology Policy Framework

Articles & Blog Posts

Considerations for Social Media Management and Strategy 

Reaching Rural Communities through Social Media

An Overview of Body Worn Cameras

Accountability through Body Worn Cameras

Considering Protocols for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Other Resources

Training Key: Technology and Social Media

IACP Center for Social Media

IACP Technology Center

Testimony of Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Vincent Talucci - Technology 

Testimony of Former Research and Programs Director - Social Media 


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