Lauri Stevens is a recovering journalist who has been working with law enforcement for 25 years, with much of that work focused on social media strategy.Stevens is the founder of a consultancy called LaWS, creator of the SMILE conference focused
on Social Media, the Internet and Law Endorsement.
Stevens spoke with regulars Anil Chawla (ArchiveSocial), Dustin Haisler (e.Republic Labs), and Paul Taylor (Govtech) about how the DNA of social media runs completely counter to long established police culture - but police departments need to embrace the medium anyway. Stevens contends law enforcement can use. and is using, social media to advantage in both its investigative role and community policing efforts.