digital community

Policing with the Digital Community

The recent Next Generation Community Policing conference – organised by a group of 9 community policing-focused Horizon2020 projects – was an opportunity to showcase research findings emerging from MEDI@4SEC. I t was also another opportunity to exchange views with and draw on the expertise of an impressive audience of experts and practitioners, including representatives from EUROPOL and INTERPOL and leading …

DIY Policing: The Modern Sherlock Holmes

The Internet, smartphones and social media have become tools for citizens to perform activities that have traditionally fallen within the remit of the Police and other organisations dealing with public security. As modern Sherlock Holmes citizens may assist the police and go beyond both for good and not so good. Citizens investigate crimes, identify suspects, form vigilante groups, hunt paedophiles …