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Law Officer Goes Digital
By now, I think everyone knows about LawOfficer.com, and if you haven’t visited the site recently, do it today. I guarantee you’ll find something new and interesting. And speaking of new, I’ve got some great news to share with you. First, there’s Law Officer Connect (www.lawofficerconnect.com), a brand new networking site that’s designed specifically for those who serve. It’s fun, it’s beneficial, and it’s free—what a great deal! Make sure you participate because the real value is in the networking and sharing of ideas. It isn’t the same without your contributions.
Later this month, we’ll be rolling out our first webcast. Basically, a webcast is an Internet-based presentation on a specific topic that has a high level of practitioner interest. The format allows us to provide training from a subject matter expert and deliver it right to your computer, the ultimate in convenience. During the live webcast, viewers can submit email questions, so it’s really like a live training environment. It’s a great way to get the latest on important subjects without having to attend training at a specific site. And once again, these are free . All you have to do is sign up at www.lawofficer.com/webcasts.
On May 28, 1400 EST, we’ll roll out our very first effort—How to Implement a License Plate Recognition System, which will be presented by Capt. Scot Haug, Post Falls (Idaho) PD, a recognized technology expert and someone who has actually implemented a successful LPR program.
On June 30, also at 1400 EST, we’ll be streaming Use of Force and What’s Important Now, presented by Brian Willis, one of the premier use-of-force trainers in North America. Future webcast topics will include e-citations and mobile video. Think of it this way, if it’s pertinent to your job, we’re probably lining up a webcast to address the topic.
As if a new networking site and webcasts weren’t enough, we’re also rolling out something that you really have to see to understand how incredibly cool it is. A true digital edition of the magazine will be available this month. Although you’ve been able to get magazine content via our Web site for a while, this is totally different. From cover to cover, you actually see the entire magazine, just like it looks in print, on your screen. You can flip through pages, quickly going from one article to another just like you were holding the magazine in your hand. And better than the print version, you have the ability to instantly e-mail or print a specific article as needed. This approach is going to open up some new possibilities and allow us to expand our reader base significantly. It will let you keep your issues electronically and quickly locate that important article you need for a training presentation or to make your point with a trainee.
Bottom line : Law Officer has gone digital in a big way.
—Dale Stockon, Editor in Chief