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RIA: Social Media Analysis

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The NJ Regional Intelligence Academy (RIA) will be hosting a one day workshop titled: “Social Media Analysis”.

COST: None, but please preregister as seating is limited.


The growth of intelligence-led approaches to law enforcement and homeland security has empowered state and local law enforcement with a new level of situational awareness. Local jurisdictions now receive a significant amount of information from international, national and state jurisdictions. The breadth and depth of these analytical products provides helpful information for jurisdictions to improve their policing approach.

However, public safety professionals must ensure they can proactively examine the scope of criminal and terrorist groups that may be operating in their jurisdictions.  As a means to develop intelligence inputs to analyze the scope of threats that may be operating in an agency’s jurisdiction, the use of social media must be examined and compared to existing and potential vulnerabilities to obtain the clearest perspective of a jurisdiction’s risk environment.

This training program seeks to examine current trends in social media and how homeland security and law enforcement personnel might analyze and interpret various social media information.


This program is designed for law enforcement, homeland security analysts, and emergency responders.


For questions or registration, please email the point of contact Michael Smith at or call 609-588-2498.

The RIA is a training partnership amongst the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP), the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) and the public safety agencies represented in the New Jersey Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) region.