The Arlington, Texas Police Department has developed a reputation for brining high quality, relevant content to the 4th largest urban setting in America and a big part of the great work being done in the social space is the dynamic duo of Lieutenant Cook and Officer McDonnell.
Zhivonni McDonnell is a subject matter expert in the field of social media for law enforcement and media relations for public safety. As a sworn police officer for the Arlington Police Department, she oversees the department’s social media platforms and citizen engagement efforts. Officer McDonnell has pioneered the way for APD to be considered one of the most successful agencies in the world when it comes to connecting with citizens through social media. While serving as the social media coordinator, the department has been awarded the Most Innovative Use of Social Media for three consecutive years (2012, 2013, & 2014) by the Texas Center for Digital Government.
Lt. Christopher Cook is an award-winning speaker and recognized leader in media relations and social media management. Lt. Cook has an M.A. in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Texas. He is a 2012 graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Leadership Command College.
One of my favorite things about APD is their use of video.
Chris and ZhiZhi have committed themselves and the APD to being connected with their community and delivering the best posible program they can. They have always been available to help other agencies develop their programs and become better. Presenting at many conferences and training sessions, the dynamic duo prides themselves n improving others which is a big part of why the Arlington Police will be hosting the IACP Mid-Year Confernece... http://www.theiacp.org/PIOMidYear