The SMILE Conference is the world’s premier source for training for police in the use of social media for community outreach, event management, crisis communications and investigations with social media.
The 18th SMILEcon is now TWO conferences spanning five days. The iSMILE is Investigators’ SMILEcon and will feature two whole days of investigative content. iSMILE is in its second year.
The SMILE Conference, now together with the iSMILE Conference and the coSMILE Conference, has pioneered the adoption of social media by law enforcement agencies across the world for public outreach, crime prevention, and forensics since 2010. The SMILE Conference has become both the go-to and most trusted source by law enforcement agencies worldwide. Come to learn from the best and network with an international audience of police social media practitioners.
Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and the Men and Women of The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office will host law enforcement professionals from around the world at SMILEcon #19, iSMILEcon September 16-19, 2024
The conference will also include one evening Town Hall meeting.
Tuesday evening at the Double Tree Hotel – This Town Hall has proven to be one of the most popular events of the conference. It will provide everyone with an opportunity to further explore and discuss at length issues concerning social media and law enforcement that could not be fully addressed during the day. The Town Hall will be highly spirited, interactive and wrapped in a social media context.
The SMILE Con is under NEW management! Look out for some exciting news in the next few days including tri-monthly webinars, a new SMILE mobile app and much more.
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The SMILE Conference is the leading conference globally when it comes to police use of social media. Our delegates and speakers have attended from Kenya, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, United States, and Canada. Combined with the ConnectedCOPS blog, the ConnectedCOPS Awards and the Global Police Tweet-a-thon (also founded by LAwS Communications), we have connected and trained thousands of police officers around the world.
People who attend SMILEcon return over and over, to reconnect, stay abreast of new developments and keep their skills polished. Come to see what all the fuss is about.