Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Social Media

Social media is a great thing.  You can communicate with dozens, thousands, even millions of people instantly.  You can post photos, send data, and get feedback, instantly, and usually for free.  It's great, and it works over most of the world.

Officers had a dispute with the prosecutor.  As a joke, they wrote a report as if it were written by a police dog.  Some officers put the report on Facebook.  Eventually it was very popular and the report got back to prosecutors.

This is what can happen when you misuse social media.  While it is a great tool, like other tools, it must be used wisely.  When it is used for playing jokes about your agency, it is not a good use.  Use social media for official business or us it with discretion on your own time; that's what the SGT Says.

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