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For community organizers, it is important to build close and personal relationships with certain stakeholders and citizens.
Therefore, LEAs use social media on a local or personal level (e.g. per district) and in combination with physical meetings, allowing officers to directly connect with the local community and local partners.
PopUp Police Station: pop-up police station in a building mall, or somewhere on the street: e.g. “local policeman Wilco Berenschot has office hours on the street in Rotterdam, tweets abundantly and and skypes with citizens”.
Mobile Media Lab (NL): The Mobile Media Lab (mobile by using a truck) is used to investigate the thoughts and experiences of citizens about the various means of communication which the police use. Think of the website politie.nl, Police app, folders or social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter). https://www.politie.nl/themas/mobile-media-lab.html
The City of Rotterdam has developed an application called Buurt Bestuurt (http://www.buurtbestuurt.nl) to inform and involve residents in finding solutions of the security problems of the neighbourhood. Residents can also use the app to send their suggestions, messages to the committee and also for NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH.
Safetipin is a very new free map-based mobile phone application, developed in Delhi, which collects and shares safety-related information posted by users. It builds on the premise that community participation and engagement will make our cities safer. Safetipin is available globally and automatically provides a local map to smartphones using GPS.
Talk London has been created by city hall as a place to discuss London’s big issues. The city looks for public opinions to help steer the big policy decisions of the future: on housing, the environment, transport, safety, jobs and the economy. http://talklondon.london.gov.uk/topics/safety-0