Social Media Round Table with Christa, Lauri, and Sgt. Tim Burrows

A round-table discussion between myself, Lauri Stevens, Christa M. Miller and Sgt. Tim Burrows from the Toronto Police Service. The theme of this episode is Twitter and specific uses the micro-blogging platform for police operations. Sgt. Burrows has lead the way for social media adoption by his department, and he talks about how he got started with social media and how department is taking a proactive role in the conversation. He also gives his insights and opinions on social media for law enforcement overall. Lauri talks about her time at the 140 Character Conference in LA and London where she hosted forums on Twitter for Law Enforcement, and we also cover the first anniversary of Christa’s blog Cops2point0.com.


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Discussion with Lauri Stevens and Christa M. Miller

I sit down with Lauri Stevens and Christa M. Miller and talk a little Law Enforcement 2.0, as well as give them a chance to introduce themselves, explain what they do, and how they got involved in law enforcement 2.0. A big thanks to Lauri and Christa for agreeing to be contributors to the podcast, although it didn’t take much convincing as they seemed to be quite excited about the idea. In addition to introducing both Lauri and Christa, we delve into a few issues in Law Enforcement 2.0 – including government agency use of social media (FBI use it, CIA have invested in monitoring it, Marines have banned it), and  we also discuss law enforcement use of social media for investigative purposes and the potential legal and ethical issues behind it.


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Law Enforcement 2.0 Podcast - Social Media @Large

A while ago, I was talking to someone about what we do at DailySplice. I explained what podcasting is, how our podcasting service was unique compared to others, and how I’m surprised more people or businesses do not use the technology. The person was impressed with what we do, and then she fittingly (but unexpectedly) asked “how can I listen to your podcast?”

I did not know how to answer this question without feeling a little embarrassed. We, of course, did not have a podcast.

How can a social media company on the forefront of podcasting technology not have its own podcast, or use its own service? Well that was case with DailySplice for a quite a lengthy period of time. But now we’re back, and we have podcast like nothing else you’ve heard! I have created a podcast about Law Enforcement 2.0, called “Social Media @Large.”

This podcast is about social media’s role in police services and public safety. It covers Law Enforcement 2.0 much like my blog posts on the DailySplice blog, and like the Law Enforcement 2.0 group on LinkedIn whose popularity actually spawned the idea and creation of this podcast.  But the difference is that it’s a podcast! It is downloaded audio that users can subscribe and listen to at their own convenience, and it provides a personal touch lacking in other social media tools. Now we really are “Social Media Vocalized.” Or should I say “Social Media - @Large – Vocalized.”


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So far, there are only two episodes released. I expect to release another one by Friday, and then at least one for every week thereafter. However, expect much more contribution than that as I have contacted some of the industry’s top thought-leaders and many have agreed to contribute episodes as well!

Inaugural Episode

In this episode I cover the “what, when, where and why’s” of the podcast. It is an inaugural episode that summarizes everything the podcast will be about, and gives listeners an introduction to law enforcement 2.0 with some resources to check out. This is aimed for everyone who is interested in law enforcement 2.0, and also those totally new to the subject looking to join the “conversation.” In addition, I provide a brief summary of myself, and let everyone know about other contributors that will be participating in the podcast as well.

Discussion with Lauri Stevens and Christa M. Miller

I sit down with Lauri Stevens and Christa M. Miller and talk a little Law Enforcement 2.0, as well as give them a chance to introduce themselves, explain what they do, and how they got involved in law enforcement 2.0. A big thanks to Lauri and Christa for agreeing to be contributors to the podcast, although it didn’t take much convincing as they seemed to be quite excited about the idea. In addition to introducing both Lauri and Christa, we delve into a few issues in Law Enforcement 2.0 – including government agency use of social media (FBI use it, CIA have invested in monitoring it, Marines have banned it), and  we also discuss law enforcement use of social media for investigative purposes and the potential legal and ethical issues behind it.

I will continue to blog about every episode I post - just a brief summary of the podcast episode, as well as a promotion tool to attract listeners. Also, it may help some listeners pick and choose which episodes they want to listen to. I am very excited to have started this podcast! The subject is new and engaging, and looks like I have a lot of support from some of the industry’s top thought-leaders, who have also agreed to be contributors!

Please forgive me if I sound a little nervous in the first few episodes, as this is my first time podcasting. The information is great and the discussions are valuable, and despite some early jitters I am loving it so far!