SOURCE: The SMILE Conference

The SMILE Conference

July 27, 2011 14:26 ET

Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement Conference to Be Hosted by the Dallas Police Department

The SMILE Conference™ to Be Held September 28 - 30, 2011

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - On September 28th through 30th, 2011, the Dallas Police Department will host the fourth Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement (SMILE) Conference to discuss the use of social media in the context of Public Order, Social Activism and the interaction of Old Media with New Media.

The SMILE Conference brings together one of the largest assemblages of law enforcement professionals in the nation to address the use of, and responses to, social media. The SMILE Conference will also emphasize the changing role between law enforcement, social activists and traditional media.

"The Dallas Police Department is proud to have the opportunity to host the SMILE Conference. This conference focuses on one of the most exciting frontiers facing law enforcement today," stated Chief David O. Brown. "I feel strongly that the ever growing importance of Social Media should be embraced by law enforcement to enhance the services that departments provide the public. The Dallas Police Department has a strong commitment to utilizing Social Media in providing the public with timely information about their police department and its activities."

The first day of the conference, attendees will hear from law enforcement and communication professionals about social media strategy and issues pertaining to community outreach policy. Thursday will offer a day devoted to topics covering hacktivists' interference with investigations, maintaining public order, and the changing role between law enforcement, social activists and traditional media.

A few speakers in the lineup for the SMILE Conference are: Lauri Stevens, Principal Strategist, LAwS Communications; Michael Parker, Captain, Los Angeles County Sheriff; Anne Longley, Vancouver Police Department and Scott Mills, Constable, Toronto Police. For more information on the key speaker lineup and international panel of experts, please visit

Dallas Chief of Police David O. Brown will host The Chief's Reception at the Aloft Hotel Tuesday evening, beginning at 6p.m.

Lexis Nexis Investigator's Network and will host workshops on September 28th and September 29th.

A town hall meeting for registered attendees of the conference will be held on September 29, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The town hall will be highly spirited, interactive and wrapped in a social media context. It will provide everyone with an opportunity to further explore and discuss at length issues concerning social media and law enforcement that could not be fully addressed during the plenary session.

The SMILE Conference will be held at the Aloft Hotel in conjunction with the Dallas Police Department.

About the SMILE Conference

The SMILE Conference is the leading conference devoted to social media, Internet and law enforcement initiatives. The SMILE Conference has pioneered the adoption of social media by law enforcement agencies across the world for public outreach, crime prevention and forensics. In conjunction with the ConnectedCops website,, the SMILE Conference has become both the go-to and most trusted source by law enforcement agencies worldwide.

For more information regarding agenda, registration, venue and hotel, please visit:

Twitter: @SMILEConference or the hashtag #smilecon