Social Media: A tool for COP in Post-Conflict Settings?

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Information and communication technologies have changed the way we communicate over the past decade.
Social media plays an important role for the provision of security - for police agencies as much as for citizens. The same is true for post conflict societies.
Community-oriented policing in post-conflict settings can benefit from these developments. But new technologies are no magic bullet. Traditional forms of interaction remain important for the effective policing of
This brief gives a number of examples of how social media is used by police agencies around the world. It
examines the question of how these tools can be best implemented in the policing of post-conflict settings.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe ICT4COP Magazine
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2017
Externally publishedYes

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