Ok. I have to admit the title is misleading. I am not talking about the State of Georgia. Instead, I am talking about the Republic of Georgia, formerly part of Russia. Georgia is the birthplace of Stalin and location of his museum. Georgia is the country that fired its entire police department to get a fresh start. I recently traveled to Georgia with my good friend Tim Burrows to conduct media relations and social media for law enforcement training.
The Republic of Georgia has come a long way since the days of Stalin and since they began rebuilding their police department from scratch. With the aid of the United States, the police department is now a modern, professional police department operating in a transparent manner serving and protecting their community. They have begun using social media and currently have approximately 15 different Facebook pages across many of their departments. However, their use of social media ends there.