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Technology and social media are fundamentally transforming communication and policing in the 21st century. On the one hand, social media’s prevalence is creating new concerns for security agencies dealing in the complex world of extremist ideology. On the other hand, Facebook and Twitter equip law enforcement agencies with the opportunity to tell their own stories about successful arrests and community outreach without needing to communicate through the news media. Either way, law enforcement must be educated about the opportunities and the challenges associated with these new components of policing.

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Social Media and the Homegrown Terrorist Threat
Telling a Story through Social Media
Fighting Crime Using Geospatial Analytics
The Lingering Privacy Concerns on High-Tech Surveillance and Monitoring of the Public
Research in Brief: Understanding the Intelligence Practices of State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies
Officer Safety Corner: Enhanced Data, Enhanced Officer Safety
From the Commanding General: Today’s Army Law Enforcement
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