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Canada-based podcasting service provider The Daily Splice recently started its own podcast: Law Enforcement 2.0, in which marketer Mike Waraich interviews individuals who are involved with encouraging police departments to “join the conversation” online.

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DailySplice Launches Law Enforcement 2.0 Podcast – “Social Media @Large.”

Victoria, BC, (Oct. 23 2009) - DailySplice, creator of the Podcast Station and specializing in online communications for law enforcement, has launched a new podcast titled “Social Media @Large.” The Podcast Station itself is branded for DailySplice and called “The Law Enforcement 2.0 Podcast.”

The podcast will delve into the world of new social media and its role in law enforcement. This subject is very new to the web 2.0 conversation, and DailySplice is one of few companies covering it in depth, let alone doing a podcast about it.

“Many police departments have become active on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, but most still are very fresh to the idea and looking to learn more,” said CEO Rian Bowden.

Bowden hopes the podcast can become a one-stop hub for all discussion related to social media and law enforcement.

The podcast has been created by DailySplice Marketing Coordinator, Mike Waraich, who has been researching social media’s role in law enforcement for some time, and blogging about it and discussing it in groups and forums.

“I created a group on LinkedIn also called Law Enforcement 2.0, and started to really pick up some popularity,” says Waraich. “Once I realized the growth and popularity of the group and recognized our need to start podcasting the Social Media @Large podcast was a no-brainer.”

Waraich will not solely contribute to the podcast, however. The podcast will be open for others in the niche field of web 2.0 and law enforcement as well.

“I am opening this up to some of the industry’s top thought-leaders,” says Waraich. “Bringing in opinions and perspective from others in the industry will bring about greater value for listeners; much like it did for readers in the LinkedIn group.”

So far, the podcast has 3 episodes – an inaugural episode, a discussion episode featuring Christa M Miller from Cops2point0.com and Lauri Stevens from ConnectedCops.net, and An interview with Chief Dan Alexander from the Boca Raton Police Department. Waraich intends to release at least one weekly episode. Contributors will add episodes as they please.

About DailySplice Technologies Inc.
DailySplice is a leading developer of online multimedia management tools to make streaming audio and video content easy and quick for the non-developer. Users create an aggregated playlist of various podcasts either supplied by third parties or can broadcast their own content on custom branded Podcast Station™ based on the preferences of their target audience. The Podcast Station allows audio updates by cellphone and creates detailed analytics report so users can continuously monitor and assess the needs of their market. DailySplice augments its client offering with a free podcast directory with over 100,000 well-organized audio and video clips.

Contact:
Lewis Sobotkiewcz,
Co-Founder of DailySplice Technologies Inc.
lewisatdailysplicedotcom
+1 (866) 334-3958

Interview With Chief Dan Alexander, Boca Raton Police Department, Florida

Chief Dan Alexander from Boca Raton, Florida stops in a for a chat about social media and explains how his department has been participating in the conversation. Chief Alexander provides some very valuable insights as early adopter of  social media for cime-prevention, inlcuding having his own blog and developing a department-wide social media strategy. The Boca Raton PD has a branded crime-prevention strategy called the VIPER project, and as a part of its overall strategy the PD uses social media to reach out to its community and combat crime. Chief Alexander also discusses his views on social media, implementing a social media strategy, and the feedback he has garnered from the Boca Raton public regarding the PD’s social media presence.


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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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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.


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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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Or save the RSS Feed: http://feed.dailysplice.com/us/436037/rss

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!

A Place to Learn and Discuss the Role of Social Media in Police: Law Enforcement 2.0

law enforcement 2.0

About a month ago I started a group on LinkedIn called Law Enforcement 2.0. This group was created to facilitate ideas and discussion on the topic of social media and its role the in law enforcement industry. The purpose of this blog post is not to promote my group for personal gains, but to further inform you on quality resources available for social media and police online. Law enforcement 2.0, in my opinion, just happens to be one of those resources.

The subject of Law Enforcement 2.0 is still in its infant stages and there are not too many great resources out there, except of course, some of the websites I have covered in my past blog posts. For this reason, I created Law Enforcement 2.0 - a place where thought-leaders, police officials, others in the industry could come and discuss all issues pertinent to policing and new social media, or just learn more about the subject. The results have been better than expected. The feedback and participation has been great, and the resulting discussions quite intriguing. Along with the uniqueness of this niche group, some of the success can be attributed to the business-oriented platform of LinkedIn and the professional caliber of those who have joined the group.

The group has attracted people from all facets of the social media and law enforcement sectors. Group members include industry thought leaders, social media experts, communications professionals, police officers, and other law enforcement officials. Any one discussion may include view points from each of these cohorts. The diversity of opinion and perspective is what has made the discussions so engaging.

Discussions so far have been very insightful and thought-provoking. From educational posts that give examples on “the best ways police/ emergency services use social media,” to current event updates like “September is national preparedness month,” to opinion pieces like “what do police want from social media?” – the group discussions create value for its members. One my recent discussion posts that I think will pick up momentum very soon is covers law enforcement 2.0 and the legal aspects behind it. Police must uphold a certain ethical and legal standard when sharing information with the media, and extending this into the social media conversation will no doubt make for some interesting discussions in the near future.

As the subject of social media and law enforcement continues to expand and gain prevalence this group will continue to grow as well. I look forward to watching the group grow and become a leading platform for all discussions pertaining to policing and web 2.0 technologies. I encourage anyone interested in the subject to join the group and contribute any feedback or ideas you think members will find valuable, or just check it out if you want to learn more.

Also, feel free to add me to LinkedIn or view the DailySplice profile.