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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 […]

Twitter Update

Published on April 24, 2012 By Sandra

Back at the beginning of February, I invited readers to come along on a virtual ride-along as I tweeted a few shifts working as a police dog handler. The growing number of followers during the first week was proof there are certain aspects of law enforcement that people really want to know about, and I […]

Changing Gears

Published on March 27, 2012 By Sandra

March 16, 2012 was my last driving column in the Vancouver Sun, and while the reasons for ceasing the column were many, I listed the need to spend more time with my family as my main motivator.  There are simply too many roles to fill and too few hours to fill them in. A reader […]

How true

Published on December 12, 2011 By Sandra

* “Common sense is so rare that it should be classified as a Super Power.” * This quote is on someone’s Twitter profile and I was disappointed I hadn’t thought of it first. 😉 *