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The second SMILE Conference will take place Jan. 10-12 in California


By Lauri Stevens

In just under three weeks attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors from five countires (U.S., Canada, Netherlands, UK, Australia) will gather in sunny Santa Monica to share best practices and ideas in law enforcement use of social media and the Internet.

The second SMILE Conference will occur Jan 10-12 at the RAND Center. Our hosts are Chief Tim Jackman and the men and women of the Santa Monica Police Department.

Attendees are invited to a pre-conference reception Sunday night with Chief Jackman. The reception is sponsored by Securitas. Tuesday evening of the conference will feature an open-discussion town-hall-style anything goes session with the speakers.

Registration is still open but we’re close to capacity. Be sure to register soon. There are also discounts available for CPOA, PoliceOne and PERF members, readers of the LAwS Communications newsletter, Law Enforcement 2.0 members (on LinkedIn), California law enforcement and any agency sending a group of SMILErs. Many of the discounts were made possible because of the generous support from Raytheon.

Only three weeks out, some of these organizations represented are:
List updated Jan 3, 2011

* Anderson Software
* Arcadia (CA) Police Department
* Anaheim (CA) Police Department
* Australian Federal Police
* Bellevue (NE) Police Department
* Bell Gardens (CA) Police Department
* Berkeley (CA) Police Department
* Beverly Hills (CA) Police Department
* California Peace Officers Association
* California, University of
* Cardenas, Tony; Los Angeles City Councilor’s Office
* Covina (CA) Police Department
* ConnectedCOPS.net
* CrimeReports
* Crime Stoppers International
* Culver City (CA) Police Department
* CyberWOrx8o8
* CyberBully Alert/PLUS Program
* Denton (TX) Police Department
* Dutch Police
* East Point (GA) Police Department
* Elsevier
* ESRI
* FBINAA
* FBI, Innocent Images Project
* Fort Wayne (IN) Police Department
* Fremont (CA) Police Department
* Fresno County (CA) Sheriff’s Office
* Girls Fight Back!
* GovLoop
* Hague Police Service, Bureau of Forensic Investigation (NL)
* Homeland Security, U.S. Department of
* iNameCheck
* Las Vegas (NV) Metropolitan Police
* LAwS Communications
* Law Officer Magazine
* Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
* Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
* Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
* Manhattan Beach (CA) Police Department
* Nixle
* NoToGangs.org
* Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations
* Omaha (NE) Police Department
* Open Eye Communications, LTD (UK)
* Orange County (CA) Public Communications
* Palo Alto (CA) Police Department
* Port Orchard (WA) Police Department
* Public Communications Worldwide
* Peabody (MA) Police Department
* PoliceOne
* Raytheon Company
* Rocky Mountain Information Network
* San Mateo (CA) Police Department
* San Rafael (CA) Police Department
* Santa Monica (CA) Police Department
* Securitas
* Social Media Five-Oh
* Tipsoft
* Toronto (ON) Police Service (CA)
* Touchstone Consulting Group
* USIS
* West Covina (CA) Police Department
* York Regional (ON) Police (CA)

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