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September 01, 2017

Coptics, The Optics Of Policing In The Digital Age

Our team, Florence Chung, Shannon Wilkinson, Bill Carmody and special guest Emily Vacher from Facebook Security are looking forward to presenting for The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs Of Police on Monday, September 18, 2017 in collaboration with Fairleigh Dickinson University...

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February 16, 2017

Matthew Horace: The controversy of "Coptics" and life as a compassionate warrior.

A winter Nor’easter lands its heavy blows along the eastern seaboard and Matthew Horace travels through the storm on a mission. Today, he is in Baltimore and despite the weather, he’s on the go, writing his next book and talking about “Coptics” - his holistic platform and solution based action plan for policing in the digital age. Mr. Horace lives and works at the convergence point of technology, policing, community unrest and all that lies beneath the movement of "Black Lives Matter"...

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January 23, 2017

Matt Horace: Policing in the Digital Age

Social media has transformed America’s confidence in law enforcement and the reputations of law enforcement professionals. We asked Matt Horace, a security and crisis management expert, how police agencies around the country can adapt to this new reality...

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August 19, 2016

The Morning Risk Report: Business Offers Blueprint to Improve Law Enforcement Optics

A group of reputation-management experts has banded together to create a program to help law enforcement agencies better manage their social media engagement and improve their perceptions with people and within communities. The so-called “Coptics” program developed by the Hetty Group draws from best practices employed by large companies that already have seen the value in being active members of social media to tell their stories and address issues that if not handled properly could blow up into big controversies, said Florence Chung, founder of the Hetty Group. “We believe that if you aren’t telling your story, the world will,” said Ms. Chung. “And the world often doesn’t know the facts.”...

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June 19, 2016

Will Black America Really Answer The Call For Young Men?

We live in an ever-evolving society where our young boys and men are extremely impressionable by an onslaught of influences. Whether it’s TV, music, video games, social media or social circles, there is no shortage of negativity that’s waiting to prey. The challenge for our nation is to find a way to relevantly connect and engage our youth early and position them to avoid pitfalls and prepare them to realize the highest potential...

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April 03, 2016

On demand: Valley man goes from beat cop to TV news security expert

Matthew Horace spent nearly three decades working his way to being a nationally recognized security expert. He worked in federal, state and local law enforcement before ascending to the senior executive service ranks in the U.S. Department of Justice, managing local, regional, national and international investigations. Now, the Forks Township resident is using that experience to educate millions annually about public safety and how they can contribute to it. If you watch TV news, chances are you've seen him...

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January 28, 2016

911 dispatcher may be disciplined in teen's fatal Chicago police shooting

A Chicago 911 dispatcher is facing possible disciplinary action for the handling of a frantic call from a teenager who police shot and killed just minutes after he phoned for help. Christmas Eve morning, Quintonio LeGrier made three phone calls, pleading with dispatchers to send an officer to his West Side home and repeatedly telling them that someone was threatening his life. During one of the calls, a 911 dispatcher hung up on LeGrier…

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