Thursday February 27, 2020

The importance of policing social media

Accenture is preaching the need to use social media in a responsible way, writes Siobhán Brett.

2nd June, 2012
Ger Daly, head of the global defence and public safety division in Accenture. Photo: Tony O'Shea

For cost-effective, pro-active policing solutions, social media has an important role to play - offering police a new means of preventing crime and communicating directly with the general public.

There are huge opportunities to convert information 'on the street' into useful intelligence by refocusing strategies and clever investing, according to Ger Daly, the Irishman who is head of Accenture's global defence and public safety division.

"Police and defence forces need to ensure they have the...

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