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Life as a Social Media Officer

Published on May 29, 2013 By Sandra

It’s been an interesting first month as the Vancouver Police Department’s social media officer. After spending almost my entire working life outside, on my feet or in a car, it’s a new experience sitting at a desk. At least the desk is next to a floor-to-ceiling window with a nice south view, so it still sort of feels […]

Social Media in Today’s Policing World

Published on April 16, 2013 By Sandra

Facebook. Twitter. Blogging (like the one you are reading now!). Pinterest. All of these are social media platforms for people to interact with other people and companies. According to Merriam-Webster, social media is described as “forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content.” And […]

Throw off the bowlines

Published on September 25, 2012 By Sandra

Because this quote was too long for Twitter’s required max of 140 characters, I’m posting it here in support of all those officers who have put themselves out there on Social Media. Is Social Media an easy landscape to navigate as an officer? No. Do the ‘haters’ try and bring you down with their incessant […]

Social Media and the Youngest Generation

Published on October 2, 2010 By Sandra

Social media is a frequent topic of discussion within my circle of friends, family and co-workers.  A few people have set their heels firmly into their I don’t do those social media things defiance and refuse to entertain the thought that the days of texting, tweeting, blogging and Facebook are already upon us. The rest […]