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Tue, Nov 29



Law Enforcement & Digital Engagement : Building Digital Trust with our Communities

With the total ubiquity of social media and smartphones, the Secure Communities Forum in partnership with the Belgian Locale Police explore how best to leverage our digital realities to better law enforcement's ability to communicate with and support the communities we are dedicated to protecting.

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Law Enforcement & Digital Engagement : Building Digital Trust with our Communities
Law Enforcement & Digital Engagement : Building Digital Trust with our Communities

Time & Location

Nov 29, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+4


About the Event

This workshop and webinar, co-hosted by the Secure Communities Forum and the Belgian Locale Police, is designed to empower law enforcement and public safety organizations to increase their community trust. 

It will take place both via zoom and in person in Brussels and will explore the latest trends in digital and social media police public relations and equips participants with cutting-edge best practices in this space.

We will feature leaders in public safety PR and community policing and is designed to educate law enforcement agencies, officers, and police public relations personnel with practical tools and tips to better engage their communities through digital means including social media and mobile apps as well as how to draw attention to online safety concerns.

The program is devided into two segments:

  1. A publically accesible zoom webinar several speakers and breifings focused on the topic of law enforcment and digital communications.
  2. A closed workshop consisting of 5 law enforcments agencies and the SCF focused on developing tangible written guidelines to maximise the use of digital tools by law enforcment to build better community trust. These guidelines will be shared and accesible to law enforcment agencies and other relevent organization for refference and implementation. 

In the webinar we will explore:

  1. Social Media Engagement Strategies
  2. Development and Deployment of Smart Policing Apps and Citizen Portals
  3. Promoting Online Safety Strategies

Webinar Speakers:

  • Sarah Frederickx: Head of Communication / Policy Advisor to the Chief of Police Brussels South
  • Amanda Coleman: Crisis Communication Consultant, Author of Crisis Communication Strategies
  • Benjamin Shor: Enterprise Executive, Granicus
  • Superintendent Timothy De Vos: Deputy Chief of Police, Belgian Local Police Schoten
  • Captain Alsaedi Musabbeh, Police Attache to Europe, United Arab Emirates

Additional In-Person Workshop Participants:

  • Superintendent Priscilla Caruana, Malta Police
  • Captain Lea Bärenson Police, Head of Police Station, Estonian Police
  • Mindaugas Stravinskas, Deputy Director of the Financial Crime Investigation Service, Lithuanian Police

Who Should Attend the Webinar:

  • Law Enforcement and First Responder Officers and Leadership
  • Law Enforcement and First Responder Communications and Media Professionals
  • Social Media Advisors and Managers
  • Communications Firms
  • Social Media Companies
  • Community Organizers and Civil Society


During the workshop phase, we will publish short guidelines on best practices for law enforcement digital communications based on the event discussions and expert input. This short document will be efficient to implement within law enforcement agencies and communication firms working with law enforcement and first responder organisations.

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