Intelligence - Twitter

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2522
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What has the MPS done since the August disorder in 2011 to improve its use of Twitter as a tool for intelligence?

Answer

Answer for Intelligence - Twitter

Answer for Intelligence - Twitter

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since August 2011, a joint MPS and Home Office project has identified organisational requirements for Social Media in relation to all aspects of policing, including public disorder. This has led to additional resources and training for police use of Social Media to gather intelligence. Subsequently, the MPS has ensured that intelligence is gathered from Twitter and other sources in a proportionate and timely manner, which enhances the policing picture.