There are eighty police posts on this blog since Jan 2011 (search label police).
Most of the posts are about how the Police use Social Media to engage with the community they serve. And as public safety, policing and time never stop - a new and exciting opportunity with Policing London has emerged.
Thanks to MPSKingston, MPSHavering and MPSIslinglton with their Live coverage, it's with enthusiasm I create this page.
Here are the thirty two official MPS Borough twitter accounts, with MetPoliceUK and City Police in one live feed. I enclose the City Police as although not part of the Met, they are very much surrounded by seven MPS boroughs).
Every tweet in itself is a live event - the issue comes when no one has any idea if a tweet is on it's own or part of a series. Until now that is..
As you can imagine, keeping track of all the action could be an issue - that's where this resource page comes in. I've embedded a live feed of all the main accounts and will add each hashtag as I find them.
My humble part in this, to collate public information and act as a real world educator. Social Media can be fast and effective, it can be wonderful and hideous, all inside the same few minutes.
With realtime tweets as the new post it note and live video being so easy to broadcast - it's no wonder that the police are engaging in this way. Remember, it's about people, attitudes and cultures - not the tech or the mobile -- that's just the tool that connects us..
refs with long URLs so you know where you are going:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Police_Service Population 7.4 million in 609 sq miles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London_Police 7,400 residents with 300,000 daily commuters in 1.1 sq miles