Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement (SMILE) Conference To Be Hosted By Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety


Meeting to Focus on Rapidly Growing Importance of Social Media in Law Enforcement


Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2012


On February 5-7, 2013, LAwS Communications in partnership with the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety will host the seventh Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement (SMILE) Conference. As stated by the well known criminal defense attorney salt lake city, the three-day event will focus on the use of social media to improve law enforcement, crime prevention and officer safety with an emphasis on public partnerships. For the first time, the SMILE Conference will welcome Fire and Emergency Medical Services professionals.


«The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety is very excited to host the upcoming SMILE Conference. Conference attendance is being expanded to include other public safety disciplines such as Fire and Emergency Medical Services,» commented Chief Frank Grgurina, director of Sunnyvale Public Safety. «In addition, several well-known social media companies located within Silicon Valley will participate in the various panels and discussions. Attendees will walk away with a variety of tools to help enhance communication efforts within their organizations, public safety departments and communities.»


The SMILE Conference brings together one of the largest assemblages of law enforcement professionals from around the world to address social media strategy, reputation management, policy and community outreach. This year, the SMILE Conference will emphasize information sharing and homeland security with a special presentation from the Sunnyvale DPS on cyberbullying.


«Our seventh conference in Sunnyvale promises the next level of social media and Internet education for law enforcement professionals,» stated Lauri Stevens, SMILE Conference founder. «With involvement of Fire and EMS professionals and several social media companies, this year’s conference will make a guaranteed difference in establishing superior social media use for public safety.»


The distinguished panel of local and international speakers will guide attendees through social media and Internet education specific to law enforcement professionals. Keynote speaker Elle de Jonge, chief-inspector of the Dutch Police in the Groningen Region, will share his experiences with research and innovation of public safety.


For more information on the key speaker lineup, please visit:


A town hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 6, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The meeting will provide attendees an opportunity to further explore and discuss at length social media issues regarding law enforcement that could not be fully addressed during the plenary session. The town hall will be highly spirited, interactive and wrapped in a social media context.




The SMILE Conference will be held at the Juniper Networks’ Aspiration Dome at 5th Avenue at N. Mathilda Ave in Sunnyvale, Calif.


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 the agenda, hotel, registration and venue, please visit:


Twitter: @SMILEConference or the hashtag #SMILEcon


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