35/2015 Social media implications in law enforcement

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25 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

The aim of this course is to improve the visibility of police communication through social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc.), as well as the application of social media communication for law enforcement purposes and for sharing good professional practice.

Participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate sufficient theoretical and empirical knowledge about the most relevant social media channels
  • understand the effects of social media on law enforcement procedures and operations
  • discuss on new opportunities for investigation as well as legal, ethical and professional limits
  • understand the impact of social media for cross-border and transnational police cooperation
  • discuss how to intervene in practical situations (i.e. with regard to bullying via social media, online sexual abuse, use of social media in public riots, combat radicalisation through social media etc.)
  • explore possibilities for cooperation with the private sector in order to motivate service providers to prevent the use of their platforms for crime
Target Audience: 

Senior law enforcement officials interested in sharing concepts and best practice on how social media can be applied to investigations and other law enforcement procedures.


Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032