NSW Police has won a global social media gong for its project eyewatch, a social reinvention of Neighbourhood Watch. The prize was awarded by ConnectedCOPS.net, a hub for all things social and law enforcement run by a consultancy to law enforcement agencies. NSW won the prize for Excellence at a Large Agency, beating out the …
People already submit events they feel is worthy of police notice ( such as burglary ) and they already get ignored. Hows does a new way to get ignored helping?
To be fair on the police I wouldn't be bothered doing anything either when you know after many hours of work, the perp will be sent before a judge and slapped with the wet lettuce leaf of justice.
Anyone else get a shiver up their spine when they read "report anti-social behaviour"? I might be paranoid but I heard too many tales from people that immigrated to Australia from behind the Iron Curtain about people denouncing their neighbours to ever be comfortable with such a system...
NSW Police and Social Media
One thing I note ignored in here is the fact that they have been (successfully) using social media to look for missing persons. I've seen a number in my area where the search has been successful and thanks have been passed to those people who helped pass the word (and any images) by facebook.
Am I the only one to have his hopes falsely raised, then unceremoniously dashed when story headlines begin "NSW"?
My dyslexic eyes read this as NSFW, and I dive in expecting boobs, blood or bad language.
Posting anonymously, because I've got a reputation to uphold don't you know?
No, you really aren't. Oh well, as consolation, there's this Dutch police officer, who was a bit of an internet sensation:
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