Announcing an SPI Tweet-a-thon about Collaboration
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) will join the 6th Annual Global Police Tweet-a-thon on Friday, September 30th to promote discussion on police-community collaboration. The Tweet-a-thon is hosted by LAwS Communications and SMILE (Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement). You can learn more and sign up to participate here:

This year, the Smart Policing Initiative, in cooperation with the BJA Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation program, conducted a series of regional collaboration workshops with law enforcement and community stakeholders to examine the challenges and successes in police-community collaboration in the post-Ferguson era.

During the upcoming Tweet-a-thon, SPI will share police and community collaboration principles learned from this workshop series from @SmartPolicing, so be sure to follow and join the conversation here:!
Tips for Twitter & Tweet-a-thon
If you don't already have a Twitter account, you can sign up here
If you don't already, make sure to follow @SmartPolicing, @DOJBJA, and other interesting accounts!

When tweeting as part of the Tweet-a-thon, be sure to use the Tweet-a-thon hashtag #PolTwt, and include @SmartPolicing so we see your tweet!
  • Use tweets to share information on what your agency/SPI site is doing related to police-community collaboration and share (“retweet”) what others are doing!
  • Including hashtags is a good way to make sure anyone searching or interested in these topics have a greater chance of seeing your tweets. Consider including hashtags such as: #Collaboration #CriminalJustice #Community #Police, etc.
  • A tweet may contain photos, videos, links and up to 140 characters of text. Although Twitter gives you 140 characters to craft your tweet, try to aim for a tweet with around 120 characters. Doing so gives people space to add commentary and makes it easier to retweet your message. Learn other social media tips for law enforcement from IACP’s Social Media Beat:
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