For the past few weeks Blastar, the holding company of First Responders Live, has been hard at work further developing not only Blastar's website but also working alongside industry leading professionals to create the first comprehensive digital community policing guide. We are entirely confident it will be making a great impact on how police departments conduct community policing online.
The digital landscape has changed dramatically in the last 15 years with social media being at the forefront of this change. It has been difficult for a lot of people and industries to adjust. Government is usually slow to adopt or change but technology is forcing government to move faster. With this speed comes a chance for images to be hurt or ruined.
Right now the story around modern police is that of control and negative conflict. People think police are oppressors and tyrants. There are the select few videos that get circulated about good cops doing good work. What is missing, however, is the rest of the good cops and other first responders doing great work every single day.
Please be on the lookout for First Responders Live's comprehensive social media guide to community policing.
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