Mountain View & Palo Alto Police Host Social Media Workshop at GSMCON

Social Media leaders from two progressive California police departments will present a 3-hour workshop on social media in law enforcement at the inaugural Government Social Media Conference & Expo (GSMCON) in Reno, Nevada this spring. Captain Chris Hsiung and Social Media Coordinator Shino Tanaka from the Mountain View Police Dept. have teamed up with Lt. Zach Perron of Palo Alto Police Dept. to present this high-value session.

Digital media is not just a digital fax machine, and there’s far more to it than just posting one-way content. Many agencies understand that social media can be important, but they don’t know how to build community trust, mutual respect and relationships through social networks.

Mountain View and Palo Alto Police Depts. are well-regarded for their strategic use of social communications. Workshop leaders will present real-life examples showcasing how effective digital media strategies and crisis communications were used to build the “bank of community trust” to deliver relevant, timely and accurate information.

Whether you work for a local public safety entity, or provide social media support to those in law enforcement – you don’t want to miss this session!

The Government Social Media Conference & Expo (GSMCON) is the  first major social media conference for U.S. city, county and state governments, and will be held in Reno, Nevada on April 29 – May 1, 2015. The GSMCON Advisory Team recently announced a Call for Speakers. Applications may be submitted online until Dec. 1, 2014, although some selections may be announced early.

Capt Chris Hsiung
Capt. Chris Hsiung

Mountain View Police Dept.

Lt. Zach Perron
Lt. Zach Perron

Palo Alto Police Dept.

Public Affairs Manager

Shino Tanaka
Shino Tanaka

Mountain View Police Dept.

Public Safety Social Media & Community Coordinator & PIO

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