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Toronto Cops Shine Bright At #PrideTO * Social Media Reveals Good & Bad For #Pride Worldwide

Attention fellow police officers worldwide! If we are not using social media for the good, social media will find us with the bad! .... and... it is ok to walk down the street as a police officer with your same sex partner! Thanks for the pics Sara Faruqui #LoveWins Posted by Toronto Police Service on Sunday, June 28, 2015 Constable Christopher Atwood and his partner Joseph Barrett walk together in the Toronto Pride Parade June 28, 2015 Chief Mark Saunders was excited to march in his first pride parade as Chief of Police. #pride2015 #PrideTO #pridetoronto ^SF A photo posted by Toronto Police Service (@torontopolice) on Jun 28, 2015 at 4:48pm PDT We had over a million people join us at #PrideTO today at the parade. Happy Pride everyone.— Pride Toronto (@PrideToronto) June 29, 2015 Cyndi Lauper just met @TorontoPolice chief Saunders and his wife. pic.twitter.com/k7kG6Nmpa3— Tara Deschamps (@tara_deschamps) June 28, 2015 Social Media For Communications Strategy led to Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications Issues Manager Meaghan Gray @MrsMeaghanGray Trending on Twitter at the 2015 Toronto Pride Parade! and @TorontoPolice reaching close to 1 million twitter accounts! #PrideTO Meaghan Gray, @mrsmeaghangray is now trending in #Toronto http://t.co/aqsD7sgjX4— [...]

10 Social Media Tips For Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers @CSOntario #OACS2015

Waterloo Crime Stoppers Chair Jeanean Thomas & Toronto Police Service Social Media Officer presented "Social Media For Crime Stoppers Programs" to delegates attending the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers 2015 Annual Training Conference at the Hilton Hotel, London, Ontario Canada Sunday June 8, 2015 Social media needs to be a priority for all Crime Stoppers programs. In order to achieve an effective social media presence it is imperative to have a purpose and process in place that will allow Crime Stoppers programs to achieve payoff and potential for their goals of preventing and solving crime together. Special thank you to Meaghan Gray, Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications Issues Manager for making Social Media For Communications Crime Stoppers training possible. Two presentations were offered to delegates at the 2015 Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers Annual Training Conference in London, Ontario led by Jeanean Thomas, Chair of Waterloo Region Crime Stoppers and Constable Scott Mills, Toronto Police Service Social Media Officer. Watch one of the presentations in its entirety here: Below is a list of tips that were discussed and links to more information. The list is by no means exhaustive, and if anyone has more tips to add please [...]

By |2015-06-08T14:54:12+00:00June 8th, 2015|Community Building, Crime Stoppers|0 Comments

#MentalHealth & Well Being @TDSB Parent Symposium ‘Social Media For Success & Safety’

1st Annual Mental Health And Well Being Parent Symposium hosted by the Toronto District School Board included 2 workshops led by Constable Scott Mills on topic of Social Media For Success And Safety and Saving & Improving Lives Using Social Media Tools Saturday May 9, 2015 “Mental Health & Well-Being Belongs to Us! Parents as Partners: Taking Action Together” was the theme of the 1st annual Toronto District School Board Parents Symposium on Mental Health & Well-Being Saturday May 9, 2015 at Earl Haig Secondary School. Presenting #SoMe To Save & Improve Lives #MentalHealth Parent Symposium https://t.co/6ekHDm0KzU pic.twitter.com/gD2Voft7VO— Scott Mills (@GraffitiBMXCop) May 9, 2015 #MentalHealth & Well Being @tdsb Parent Symposium starts acknowledging Earl Haig School is built on Aboriginal land pic.twitter.com/YkaXrcJQWI— Scott Mills (@GraffitiBMXCop) May 9, 2015 The keynote speaker was Toronto based Jennifer Kolari, Parenting specialist and author of Connected Parenting and You're Ruining My Life (But Not Really) Some beneficial information from Jennifer on social media for parents is here: New guest blog post useful for ALL parents out there: How To Manage Your Teens Social Media Outlets. Posted on http://t.co/cMarFjnmRC— Jennifer Kolari (@Jenniferkolari) April 25, 2014 Constable Scott Mills was honoured to present two [...]

Investigating A ‘Tweet Suicide’: Real Life Story of Commuinty & Cops Helping To Save A Life #MentalHealth

Responding in a timely way to suicidal social media posts can save lives. Are the proper investments and training in place in 2015? An involved cop wants to further the dialogue! The balance between privacy and safety is often a challenge when talking about mental health issues. Social media adds another layer of complication for privacy advocates. Bottom line for Constable Scott Mills is that human resources, funding and training need to be invested in profession suicide intervention and prevention using social media tools and the dialogue needs to occur. Thanks Andrew for agreeing to let me do this blog post! This post will describe the community and Toronto Police response to a cry for help in social media, in particular on twitter. It is being written because 'we', the community and the police, as well as other stakeholders like paramedics and the health system, social services and the education system need to talk about it to ensure best practices moving forward. The permission to write these facts comes from a man named Andrew Parker himself. The permission was obtained on twitter in a public forum on the tweet embedded below on Monday March 23, 2015. [...]

Crime Stoppers Tip #1800222TIPS Tipped Cops Off In Time To Stop Halifax Mall Mass Shooting

Anonymity of Crime Stoppers tips in Canada is protected by case law of the Supreme Court since 1997. The case law is R. v. Liepert An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip has foiled a mass shooting plot at a Halifax, Nova Scotia shopping mall. This is an excellent example of why community led Crime Stoppers programs are valuable to community safety worldwide. This particular tip has been called 'the most significant' ever to prevent a crime in Canada by Ralph Page, the President of the Canadian Crime Stoppers Association. Statement from Premier Stephen McNeil on Investigation by Law Enforcement http://t.co/d03qXaSJ0h — Nova Scotia Gov. (@nsgov) February 14, 2015 A number of links will be shared in this post to reference and bookmark this case. Many volunteers work tirelessly for local, provincial, national and international Crime Stoppers programs. Often times, funding for the programs in Canada are scarce, and many programs have been threatened with shutting down due to financial hardship. Please remember that Crime Stoppers programs are registered charities that issue tax receipts for donations. The programs are community operated in partnership with the police and media to prevent and solve crime together. Please consider reaching out and donating [...]

By |2015-02-16T19:26:38+00:00February 16th, 2015|Crime Stoppers|0 Comments

Boating safety & @BoomersFishing Success Happening From @Bronte_Events Social Media Workshop

Guy Smith and Coco Roger would rather be fishing! Check out BoomersSportingAdventures.com for exciting fishing and cruise charters in Bronte, West Oakville Canada. Exciting new social media engagement to come! Stay tuned! Post by Bronte Village BIA Oakville. Bronte Business Improvement Association, known as the 'Bronte BIA' has embraced social media for success and safety in a big way in 2015! This is very exciting for an area of the world that has a special place in my heart! I find myself today sitting with Guy Smith and Coco Roger of Boomers Fishing learning how to integrate social media into every day life, how blogs work for both success and safety. "Boomers Fishing" emergency Liferafts being certified at Inland Liferafts & Marine. We always cruise safe! pic.twitter.com/57MUpEyHBj — Guy Smith (@boomersfishing) February 1, 2015 You may ask why this is important to a cop! Well...life is all about positive relationships and people striving for success and for safety! It has been quite a journey for me for the past 7 years working with Ann Sargent at the Bronte BIA on a team of community volunteers to spread the good word about the great people in Bronte, West Oakville [...]

440 New Bed Kits For Sleeping Children Around The World @SCAW100

Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School students raised $15,420 for 440 Bed Kits for Sleeping Children Around The World 440 new bedkits are donated thanks to Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School students in Toronto, Ontario Canada raising #15,420 for Sleeping Children Around The World. Hockey star Dave Dryden+Sleeping Children Around The World @Scaw100 announce 440 bed kits from donors @mcluhancss ^sm pic.twitter.com/PSyiBZZdW6 — Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) January 21, 2015 Sgt Jim Browne @TPS52 has worked with students of Marshall McLuhan School to raise $15,420 for Sleeping Children ^sm pic.twitter.com/GYzDtvH1O8 — Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) January 21, 2015 Watch the announcement: Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) donations provide bedkits to children of any race and/or religion who will benefit the most; typically being located in underdeveloped and developing countries. No portion of a bedkit donation is spent on administration — 100% reaches a needy child. Each *$35 donation (Canadian funds) provides a bedkit that consists of a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net (if applicable), clothes outfit, and school supplies. Bedkit contents vary from country to country depending upon local needs. Since its founding by Murray and Margaret Dryden in 1970, SCAW has raised over $23 million to [...]

Gathering of the Four Directions Teaches Kids & Cops To Get Involved In Community & Know Ancestry

Humber River celebrated as a Heritage River with many kids, community members and police officers from across the Greater Toronto area Sunday June 8, 2014 1st Annual Gathering of The Four Directions brought kids, cops and community together at Etienne Brule Park by the Old Mill in Toronto to celebrate ancestors and Humber River Constable Kim Turner @TPSMkwa proudly watches youth Native dancer celebrate our past and our future at the 1st annual Gathering of the Four Directions event at Etienne Brule Park by the Old Mill, Toronto, Ontario Canada Click here for link to several pictures from the day taken by Constable Scott Mills of Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications that are free to use by anyone. No permission required. Official News Release of the event: Gathering of the Four Directions Broadcast time: 09:20 Sunday, June 8, 2014 Divisional Policing Support Unit 416-808-7046 On Sunday, June 8, 2014, Divisional Policing Support Unit - Aboriginal Peacekeeping, are hosting the inaugural Gathering of the Four Directions canoe event in partnership with Peel, York, Durham, and RCMP Police Services. Community partners include Toronto Council Fire Cultural Centre and Alderville First Nations. Police and youth will embark [...]

Community Connections at Blyth Academy Thornhill For Success & Safety @BlythEducation

Community Connections and Experiential Eduation are key at Blyth Academy, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada @BlythEducation Social Media For Success & Safety Presentation Thursday May 1, 2014 was led by social worker Angel Freedman, pictured here with Blyth Academy Thornhill Guidance Counsellor Patrick Butler. #FirstRespondersDay @YRP @TorontoPolice We are in this together.— Angel Freedman (@angelfreedman) May 1, 2014 York Regional Police and York Region Crime Stoppers references: Check out great York Regional Police official tumblr page with drug education Check out York Region Crime Stoppers here Amazing community connections are happening every day at Blyth Academy Thornhill, Ontario, Canada It was an honour for me, Constable Scott Mills Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications Social Media Officer, to be invited to Blyth Academy for a social media for success and safety talk with 75 students Thursday May 1, 2014. Amazing kids were at the talk at this private school specializing in experiential education. We did a Hangout On Air of a portion of the talk. The archived Youtube Live event can be watched here, as well as people can continue to the dialogue towards student success here by posting photos and text on Google Plus. Watch our video: Special thank you [...]

See what over 4 million people overheard at Norwich University in Vermont at #CSISymposium 2014

The 7th Annual CSI & Technology Symposium occurred at Norwich University in Vermont USA April 22 & 23, 2014 Thanks to Amanda Blain for educating on preventing cyber bullying and advocating for solutions & Real Time Crisis Intervention at #CSISymposium 2014 at Norwich University in Vermont USA April 23, 2014 Amazing human being Amanda Blain helped a courageous mother named Carol Todd raise awareness using her over 4 million Google Plus connections to help stop cyber bulling and teen suicides at the 7th annual "CSI Symposium" at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont on Wednesday April 23, 2014. Teen Amanda Todd committed suicide after posting a youtube video online outlining her harassment. It was interesting to note in the presentation that Carol herself feared that Amanda Blain would be subject to online harassment for participating in the presentation done live using Google Plus Hangouts On Air technology at the Dole Auditorium on campus. Constable Mills stressed that the good must prevail, and we must use social media tools for success and safety. "We must act local, and think global, and celebrate success along with promote safety together using social media tools". Watch the archived hangout on air here: [...]