How accepted are Social Media in European Police Forces?

Call for Participation

  • Saskia P. Bayerl


Social media are rapidly gaining ground worldwide – changing how we organize our work and private life including expectations and relationships between citizens and state agencies. Police forces need to and are reacting to this development. Many are currently adopting social media as part of their daily work practices. The most recent IACP survey on social media use by US forces, for instance, indicated that slightly over 88% of agencies monitored social media, primarily for investigative purposes. And nearly 58% of agencies not currently using social media were considering their adoption in the near future.

How to Cite
Bayerl, S. P. (2017). How accepted are Social Media in European Police Forces?. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (7), 18-19. Retrieved from