It’s clear that in the SMILE conference, police are struggling with social media

decrepit veterans who, in the words of one attendee, “are still figuring out solar calculators.”

A nightstick, a revolver, and a smartphone to check in on Foursquare.

That’s the necessary gear of the future beat cop, as envisioned at the SMILE Conference — aka Social Media, the Internet, and Law Enforcement — held over three scorching September days in downtown Dallas. The site was the incongruously trendy Aloft Hotel, where the generally beefy and buzz-cut crowd learned the ins and outs of tweeting while surrounded by tasteful splatter art, concrete-slab walls, and white leather sofa cubes.

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