About Cops 2.0
Cops 2.0 began in late 2008 as a way to show members of the law enforcement community how they could implement social media in their public information efforts. Over two years, bloggers discussed policy and standard-setting, reputation management, crisis communications, recruitment, and other topics in context of online social networking tools — specifically, how the tools could enhance and improve those efforts.
Cops 2.0’s focus has since widened to include all topics related to communication, technology, and service. Police use much more technology than what’s available on the web, and it all has an impact on how they serve — and how they communicate that service with — the public. Cops 2.0 provides guidance and perspective on these issues, as well as a community forum for both police and civilians to discuss.
About Christa M. Miller
Christa M. Miller has worked with the law enforcement community for more than a decade. A specialist rather than a generalist, she has written for Law Enforcement Technology, Police & Security News, Digital Forensics Magazine, DFI News, and Law Officer on topics ranging from public information and communications, interoperability, and high tech crimes. (See a selected list of those articles here.) She also has a monthly column at Officer.com about social media in law enforcement.
Now a public relations and communication strategist, she works in the marketing and public relations department of a mobile forensics solution vendor. (Note: her opinions do not reflect those of her employer.) Visit her website at http://christammiller.com.
Special thanks to:
Scott D. White who assisted with the setup and maintenance, as well as with some of the initial content, on Cops 2.0. Scott recently retired from his job as a sworn police officer at the Porstmouth, Virginia Police Department, where he had held positions in Investigations, Street Patrol, Gangs Task Force, Forensics and Technical Services.
His contributions on technical aspects of setting up a Web 2.0 presence were valuable and altogether short-lived, but nonetheless appreciated!