P1 First Person: Social Media OPSEC

The law enforcement community has recently been too informative when describing their successes using social media


By Joseph L. Giacalone
PoliceOne Member

OPESEC, short for operational security, is a military term that suggests you keep your secrets, well, secret. Unfortunately, in this 24-hour-news cycle — coupled with law enforcement bending over backwards to garner community support at all costs — law enforcement has become more comfortable with the use of social media. Often, law enforcement is reluctant to try new and innovative things, but this time it has embraced social media with open arms. Maybe their arms are to open.

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