Feeds

Watch crim crackdowns on live Plod blog

RT @PCTodd1978 Hv U arrestd that burglar yet m8?

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Durham constabulary is planning to use social media to enable people to follow what is happening in their immediate neighbourhood in real time.

It is developing a new website along with web technology firm C2 Software that will provide a channel for people to view its activities through Twitter feeds from police on the beat, a Facebook page, Flickr and YouTube pages as well as news reports. The first phase of the site will be launched in early 2012.

A mobile app is also being developed to provide access to the same information through smartphones and tablet computers.

The development follows a consultation with police officers and the public, using focus groups and online surveys.

Superintendent Bill Dutton of Durham constabulary said: "The new website will enable us to engage and work better with communities, to understand their priorities and views. We'll be able to feed back on the good work that the force is doing on a day by day basis, even in real time."

This article was originally published at Guardian Government Computing.

Guardian Government Computing is a business division of Guardian Professional, and covers the latest news and analysis of public sector technology. For updates on public sector IT, join the Government Computing Network here.

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity
What really shortens lives? Reading this sort of crap in the papers
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
10 ways wire data helps conquer IT complexity
IT teams can automatically detect problems across the IT environment, spot data theft, select unique pieces of transaction payloads to send to a data source, and more.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?