Tracking social media to improve public safety

Law enforcement has yet to realize the true potential of social media monitoring

Criminal entities are increasingly using social media to increase their advantage to perpetrate crimes. Law enforcement should be able to use the same technologies to their advantage by combining social media analytics with other tools that they already use on a daily basis to provide effective and rapid capabilities to protect the general public.

About the Author:
Alex Sorin serves as the special assistant at Edge360, LLC, a provider of Safe City Solutions and Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) Integration. Sorin manages the Safe Cities Solutions Group website that is dedicated to sharing this emerging security philosophy.

Conference Note:
Robert Liscouski and John Rezzonico of Edge 360 will be presenting a session entitled “The Steps a City Must Take to Implement an Effective Safe City Plan”. The session will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 4:40 to 4:30 PM in the Best Practices Track. For more information and to register for the Secured Cities Conference, go to for the early bird discount.