SOCIAL MEDIA IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

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Engage or Avoid: Effective Tactics for Handling First Amendment Audits: This approach involves a thoughtful mix of engaging with auditors to ensure their rights are respected while strategically avoiding unnecessary confrontations to maintain order and protect security.

Community Outreach, specifically catering to a demographic in one’s community: Community outreach tailored to specific demographics involves targeted programs and initiatives designed to engage and address the unique needs and interests of particular groups within a community.

Benefits of Facility Dogs for First Responders/Social Media Use: The use of facility dogs for first responders and social media can provide emotional support and stress relief for personnel, while also enhancing public engagement and positive perception through online sharing of their interactions.

ERIC FREDRICKS

Waterford Police Department                          Community Engagement Officer

 

Navigating the Storm: Local Journalist Perspective: Crisis Communication and National Media Management in the Wake of the Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting: This topic explores strategies for effective crisis communication and managing relations with national media from a local journalist’s perspective following the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting.

VEDA COLEMAN-WRIGHT

Broward County Sheriff’s Office                            Director PIO

 

Navigating the Storm: Social Media Team Perspective: Rebuilding Trust: Strategic Social Media Engagement in the Aftermath of Crisis: Join us in the talk about picking up where we left off and how to handle the aftermath of the crisis.

VEDA COLEMAN-WRIGHT

Broward County Sheriff’s Office                            Director PIO

 

Navigating the Storm: Advanced Sentiment Analysis for Effective Crisis Management: This topic focuses on utilizing advanced sentiment analysis techniques to better understand public emotions and reactions, thereby enhancing decision-making and communication strategies during crisis management.

Leveraging Reddit for Community Engagement and Media Attention: This topic explores how to effectively use Reddit to engage with community members and attract media attention by participating in relevant discussions and sharing content that resonates with specific subreddits.

LINDA TOBIAS

Metro Vancouver Transit                                              Senior Communications Advisor

SMILEco: Community Outreach Panel Discussion: On the significance of community outreach and the impact of disseminating information through social media.

The #TweetAlong as a New Means of Public-Police Engagement: Fewer Characters, Greater Impact: The initiative introduces a concise yet impactful method of engaging the public with police activities through real-time tweeting.

RYLAN SIMPSON, PH.D. & SAM ZACHARIAS

School of Criminology Assistant Professor

 

Hybrid threats, AI and new technologies affecting Community Policing and Social media: A European research perspective. The European Commission is enabling research activities involving Police Forces in order to prevent and find innovative solutions to security challenges.
This is a great opportunity for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) to collaborate with other LEAs, Industry (companies, developers…) and Academia (Universities, security research entities…) so they can get valuable knowledge, provide user requirements, test new prototypes and uptake new technologies on security management.

JOSE L DIEGO

Àrea de Protecció Ciutadana – Valencia Local Police (Spain)

Inspector de la Secció de Projectes Europeus – Head of the Innovation & Project Management Division

 

Cold Case Chronicles: Solving the Unsolved With The Power of Podcasting.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office unveils the innovative ways in which they utilize podcasting to breathe new life into cold cases. This session will explore how the power of storytelling and community engagement through podcasts can generate new leads and bring closure to cases long thought unsolvable.

Fatima Zimichi

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office – Social Media 

Social Media as a Tool for Recruitment and Retention – Innovative ways to use social media for recruiting officers and staff.

Digital Reputation Management for Law Enforcement – Protecting and enhancing your department’s online reputation.

Engaging with the Community Through Social Media Events – Planning and executing virtual and in-person events that engage the community.

Leveraging Social Media for Investigations – How detectives can use social media for gathering intelligence and solving crimes.

Cyberstalking and Online Harassment: Investigation Techniques – Approaches to investigating online harassment and cyberstalking.

Social Media and Digital Forensics – Utilizing social media in the digital forensics toolkit.

Geo-location and Digital Tracking in Law Enforcement – How to use geo-location data from social media for investigations.

Identifying and Mitigating Online Threats – Techniques for spotting and addressing threats on social media.

Social Engineering and Law Enforcement – Understanding and defending against social engineering attacks.

Using Social Media for Gang Intelligence – Strategies for monitoring and infiltrating gang activity online.

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Law Enforcement – Tools and techniques for gathering intelligence from public online sources.

Privacy, Ethics, and Legal Considerations in Social Media Investigations – Navigating the legal landscape of social media use in investigations.

Real-Time Information Centers: Leveraging Social Media for Immediate Intel – Setting up and operating a real-time information center for live monitoring and intelligence gathering.

SMILECON

september

15

SUnday

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking Event – Main Lobby

september

16

MONDAY

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Check-in at registration desk

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw

Opening Ceremony, Honor Guard presentation with colors, Sheriff speaks
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Linda Tobias | Senior Communications Advisor | Metro Vancouver Transit Police
The Benefits of Giving Frontline Police Officers a Voice on Social Media
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Anthony Rodriguez | Sentiment PR
Engage or Avoid: Effective Tactics for Handling First Amendment Audits
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Benito Gaspar | Community Outreach Coordinator | PBSO

Community Outreach, Specifically Catering to a Demographic in One’s Community
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Eric Fredricks | Community Engagement Officer | Waterford PD
Benefits of Facility Dogs for First Responders/Social Media Use
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Deanna Bettineschi | Public Information Manager | City of Hollywood PD

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Chief Marcia Harnden | Albany Police

Leveraging Social Media for wellness, retention and recruiting
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Veda Coleman-Wright | Director PIO | Broward Sheriff’s Office

Navigating the Storm: Local Journalist Perspective: Crisis Communication and National Media Management in the Wake of the Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ed Berliner | Keynote Speaker/Communications & Media Expert/Host/Emcee

*I*
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Veda Coleman-Wright | Director PIO | Broward Sheriff’s Office

Navigating the Storm: Social Media Team Perspective: Rebuilding Trust: Strategic Social Media Engagement in the Aftermath of Crisis
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Todd Olmer | Lieutenant | Lee County Sheriff’s Office

*I*

september

17

TUESDAY

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Fatima Zimichi | Social Media Manager | PBSO

Cold Case Chronicles: Solving the Unsolved with the Power of Podcasting
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Jordan Mirakian | Sergeant | Seal Beach PD

How the $%#* do you get away with that? Why it's ok to use humor on a law enforcement social media platform.
10:00 am – 11redd:00 am

Laurie | The Coffee Cop

How to Deal with Trolls on Corporate Accounts
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Anthony Rodriguez | CEO Smile Conference

Navigating the Storm: Advanced Sentiment Analysis for Effective Crisis Management
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Angelica Kellner | Senior Social Media Specialist | Miami Dade PD

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11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mike Jachles | PIO | West Palm Beach PD

Lost in Translation: Communicating in Different languages using AI
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Juan Diasgranados | Public Affairs Manager | Miami Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Dept

Successes and Challenges Creating a Social Media Account for the Corrections
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Linda Tobias | Senior Communications Advisor | Metro Vancouver Transit Police

Leveraging Reddit for Community Engagement and Media Attention
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PANEL | Deputy Kenneth Torrence
Homeless Intervention Team, Therapy Dog Unit
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Rylan Simpson, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor | School of Criminolgy | Cst. Sam Zacharias

The #TweetAlong as a New Means of Public-Police Engagement: Fewer Characters, Greater Impact?
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Lauren Reimer | PIO | Pinal County Sheriff’s Office

Finding your "Frank" - Fridays With Frank
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Deputy Sheriff Meagan McCarthy | San Bernardino County Sheriffs Dept

First Responder Mental Health and Victim Support on Social Media
3:35 pm – 4:30 pm

Anthony Rodriguez | CEO Smile Conference

The Digital Officer: AI Tools for Building Trust and Engagement Online
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CHIEF’S NIGHT!

18th Agenda Coming Soon

iSMILECON

september

18

WEDNESDAY

9:00 am – 10:00 am

James Robertson, MA (AEDT) | School of Information Technology

Social Media and Crime
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Tatiana Peralta | Communications Manager | National Crime Prevention Council

The Rise of Fentanyl & Big Crimes on Social Media: How we can be where the Criminals are to Keep Kids Safe
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stephan & Kim Santman | Head of Education / Instructor | International Anti Crime Academy

Cyber HUMINT: Infiltration into the Digital Social World
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Anthony Rodriguez | SMILE Conference

The Digital Officer: AI Tools for Building Trust and Engagement Online
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Laurie | The Coffee Cop

Social Media 101: Current Apps, Cyber Bullying, Sextortion
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Anthony Rodriguez | SMILE Conference

AI as the New Detective: Harnessing Social Media Intelligence in Law Enforcement

september

19

THURSDAY

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Tony Moreno | Retired LAPD Detective 

Fighting the good fight…and surviving it
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Anthony Rodriguez | SMILE Conference

Geo-Intelligence: Harnessing Social Media for Situational Awareness in High-Risk Operations
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nicolas DE RYCKE | CEO |  Elephantastic Software

OSINT for Law Enforcement and Investigators: case study
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tatiana Peralta | Communications Manager | National Crime Prevention Council

Crime Prevention in the Digital Age
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Joe Koenig | CFE and Forensic Linguist | KMI Investigations

Forensic Linguistics - Finding facts for better decisions
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Chris R.

Finding Ghosts: Teaching Advanced OSINT Techniques to Identify Suspects with Increased Operational Security Knowledge and Tradecraft
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ben M. | CyberNest Labs

Python for OSINT - Leveraging AI and Machine Learning
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

José L. Diego | Head of the Innovation & Project Management Division

Hybrid threats, AI and new technologies affecting Community Policing and Social media: A European research perspective
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Joseph Seanor |  Owner | Cyber Private Investigations

Technology Abuse Investigations

september

21

WEDNESDAY

8:00 am – 8:55 am

Christian Quinn, Founder of Fulcrum Innovation

The Rise of Violent Extremism & Law Enforcement’s Need to Adopt Advanced Technology

Violent crime, including gun violence, is surging in many communities. In addition, the threat of terrorism has grown increasingly complex, with recent attention shifting from international terrorism to homegrown violent extremism.  In April 2021, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, on behalf of the U.S. Intelligence Community affirmed this assertion in its assessment of the threats posed to the United States. In a democratic society that values free speech, one can espouse views that may be perceived by most people to be immoral and distasteful, but still not necessarily be illegal.  This creates a challenge for law enforcement who must differentiate between protected speech and that which incites violence or activities furthering criminal actions.

 

Emergent technology, such as artificial intelligence has the potential to be particularly valuable as policing democratic societies becomes increasingly more complex. This presentation will highlight technology solutions currently in use by law enforcement, and other emergent solutions that offer potential promise. The discussion will focus on key themes prevalent throughout North America and the U.K. regarding the challenges of balancing operational advantages with community concerns for privacy and the preservation of human rights when governance is ambiguous or otherwise subject to interpretation. Opportunities and successful strategies that are working in the rapidly evolving domain of public safety technology will be examined. 

9:00 am - 9:50 pm
9:00 am – 9:55 am

Amanda Paris, Detective and Kristen Sanders, Victim Advocate Specialist, Fairfax County Police

GPS Tracking Devices and Their Role in Stalking Victims

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 6 women will be stalked in her lifetime. The use of technology, like GPS-trackers, may make it easier to commit the crime but it also leads to great evidence and can build strong stalking cases. Attendees will learn about the evolution of stalking to include how stalkers have found a friend in GPS tracking devices. Primarily used to terrify and stalk domestic violence victims, GPS tracking devices are ever evolving in today’s society and the trend has grown enormously throughout the years. We will dive into the investigations of these cases and learn the dynamics of locating the devices and how to successfully bring evidentiary items to court. GPS trackers place victims in a unique state of fear, stalking their every move without them even knowing. This training will also provide guidance on how law enforcement-based Victim Services can work closely with the victims from the onset of the crimes all the way through the court process. Attendees will learn the importance of using a victim centered approach to ensure victim safety, victim’s rights, and prosecution remain a top priority. A case study of lessons learned, best practices, and development in protocols will be examined as attendees learn how these devises give a stalker full access to victims .

9:55 am - 10:10 am
Networking Break
10:10 am - 11:00 pm

Evan Nicholas, Law Enforcement Outreach Lead, Tiktok

Adventures in the World of TikTok: How TikTok Works with Law Enforcement Investigators
Want to learn more about TikTok, what the app can do and how you as an investigator can collaborate with them to foster safer communities? Join the TikTok team for an in-depth walkthrough where they will cover all the TikTok app’s features. You will learn, as investigators, how you can submit a legal process and what to expect in your returns. The presenters will also discuss the different TikTok teams and how they are seeking to proactively build stronger relationships with the law enforcement community. There will also be ample time for questions and discussion. This presentation is law enforcement sensitive. TikTok is a popular social media application that allows users to create and share short-form videos.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saly Fayez, Director, Victim Services Division and Sarai Rivera, Victim Specialist
Victim Media Advocacy: How to Facilitate Sensitive and Respectful Treatment of Crime Victims in a Social World

Law Enforcement based victim service providers often struggle with their roles as advocates for victims when the public’s right to know is often at battle with the needs of crime victims. It is imperative that departmental media relations and victim services divisions work together in a coordinated response. Victim services providers are valuable sources for agency PIOs and administrators because of their direct knowledge about victims’ rights, needs and concerns as well as their personal relationships with victims whom the agency services. Attendees will hear how the Fairfax County Police Department has developed policies and procedures when it comes to crimes victims and the media to include lessons learned.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Blake Albritton, Detective, Fairfax County Police

The Role of Social Media in the Exploitation of Children
Social media is a part of everyday life, especially for children and teenagers. Predators take advantage of social media use and adapt to its changes.  We will discuss the role that social media plays in the grooming and exploitation of minors and the investigative techniques used to target and identify these predators.
2:05 pm - 3:00 pm

Chris Tucker, NDCAC

The NDCAC:  Resources for Law Enforcement in the Digital Age

The NDCAC will provide an overview of the tools and resources they can provide to domestic Law Enforcement Agencies to assist with challenges associated with electronic communications.

2:50 pm - 3:05 pm
Networking Break
3:05 pm - 4:00 pm

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The Role of Social Media in Gang Investigations

The Gang Investigations Unit of the Fairfax County Police Department will discuss how gangs use social media to promote and carry out illegal activity, communicate between members and antagonize rivals. You will learn how to find, decipher, and collect this information in order to further investigations, assist with apprehensions and prosecute cases.

september

22

THURSDAY

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
BRING YOUR LAPTOP FOR THIS IMMERSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
Nathan Dayler, Detective
Hands-on Investigations Training - Laptop required

As Social Media and Internet commerce become more mainstream so does Cyber Crime and Digital Currencies. 

The ability to communicate, plan and transact both financially and socially online has opened the world up, and essentially eliminated borders; and in some cases disregarded laws.

The expansion of ones online world has also created a strong concern over Internet Privacy. As such various areas have been developed that allow people to operate in a relatively private and secure manner, so as to avoid persecution from their individual countries, or just express themselves in a manner that is secure and private.

How as Law Enforcement do we investigate these areas? How do we penetrate these sites and attempt to identify individuals, while still working within our policies, procedures, and most importantly, the law?

This two-day intermediate-level course will challenge the attendees by forcing them to look for more creative and outside the box ways to extract the information required. All levels of investigations from front-line to major cases investigations will benefit from this training.

Laptops are required for this training.

Day 1 of this 2-day session will focus on OSINT and investigative techniques to maneuver the enhanced world of mobile technology and the increase of new ways to avoid detection.

  • Advanced open-source intelligence gathering
  • Investigating mobile technologies and applications
  • Evidence collection and best-practices for OSINT

Day 2 will examine the ever changing world of Cyber Crime, Digital Currency investigations and how to investigate these difficult and often relatively anonymous areas.

  • Crypto-currencies, cybercrime and hacking investigations
  • Dark-web investigative techniques
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september

23

FRIDAY

8:00 am – 4:00 pm
BRING YOUR LAPTOP FOR THIS IMMERSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
Nathan Dayler, Detective
Hands-on Investigations Training continued - Laptop required

As Social Media and Internet commerce become more mainstream so does Cyber Crime and Digital Currencies. 

The ability to communicate, plan and transact both financially and socially online has opened the world up, and essentially eliminated borders; and in some cases disregarded laws.

The expansion of ones online world has also created a strong concern over Internet Privacy. As such various areas have been developed that allow people to operate in a relatively private and secure manner, so as to avoid persecution from their individual countries, or just express themselves in a manner that is secure and private.

How as Law Enforcement do we investigate these areas? How do we penetrate these sites and attempt to identify individuals, while still working within our policies, procedures, and most importantly, the law?

This two-day intermediate-level course will challenge the attendees by forcing them to look for more creative and outside the box ways to extract the information required. All levels of investigations from front-line to major cases investigations will benefit from this training.

Laptops are required for this training.

Day 1 of this 2-day session will focus on OSINT and investigative techniques to maneuver the enhanced world of mobile technology and the increase of new ways to avoid detection.

  • Advanced open-source intelligence gathering
  • Investigating mobile technologies and applications
  • Evidence collection and best-practices for OSINT

Day 2 will examine the ever changing world of Cyber Crime, Digital Currency investigations and how to investigate these difficult and often relatively anonymous areas.

  • Crypto-currencies, cybercrime and hacking investigations
  • Dark-web investigative techniques
Read more