Class Starts: March 20, 2019
Class Time: 1:00 PM Eastern to 2:30 PM
Social media allows for instant communication for law enforcement and first responders in ways that did not exist 20 years ago.
Police departments are posting crime prevention tips, Amber and Silver alerts, notifications of robberies and reported sexual assaults, self-defense courses and more. Likewise, first responders alert people to accidents, neighborhood gas leaks, and weather emergencies.
By using social media, time-sensitive information can be distributed to mass audiences quickly and across multiple channels simultaneously.
In this course, we going to look at a mix of how local, state and federal law enforcement use social media, as well as how local, state, and national agencies distribute emergency information related to natural disasters, health hazards, and other emergencies.