Calvert County Times April 20, 2017 - Page 16

16 In Our Community The Calvert County Times Thursday, April 20, 2017 CSM Event Highlights Pros Ancient Dolphin Relative and Cons of Social Media Found at Calvert Cliffs A rare dolphin fossil found along Cal- vert Cliffs in 1997 has been fully identi- fied. A scientific paper documenting this find and authored by Stephen J. Godfrey at the Calvert Marine Museum, Lawrence G. Barnes of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and Olivier Lambert at the Institut Royal des Sciences Naturel- les de Belgique, was published online to- day in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontol- ogy (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2 017.1278607). By Dick Myers Staff Writer Social media have made it easier for police agencies to interact with the com- munity and solve crimes. But the lack of personal contact often leads to misunder- standings and conflicts that can escalate into criminal activity. The role of social media in society was the topic of the an- nual two-day Social Justice Day April 12 and 13 at the College of Southern Mary- land Prince Frederick Campus. Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans and Assistant Sheriff Sgt. Dave McDow- ell, and St. Mary’s County Deputy Sher- iff Sgt. Cara Grumbles led the session on the role of social media in police agencies. That session also diverged into a discus- sion about the opioid problem in South- ern Maryland that captivated the largely student crowd that evidenced the school’s mix of young and more mature enrollees. Later, representatives from the Calvert Crisis Intervention Center talked about the stages of relationships and how social me- dia can throw a curve at achieving success. “Social media help us. We have nothing to hide,” said Evans. But Evans quickly transitioned to the drug issue. “We have a serious problem in Calvert County,” he emphasized to the attendees. McDowell reinforced that notion as did Grumbles. She said she could not have imagined when she joined the force more than 20 years ago that it would be as big a problem. McDowell admitted that his department was a little slow getting into social media “We had a huge learning curve.,” he said, noting his 18-year-old-son served as his personal technician. But the department now has a big presence on Facebook and Twitter and has a special news blog page to get the information out. Grumbles also experienced the early stages of her department’s movement into the social media age. She inherited for a time the positon of public information of- ficer and was instrumental in establishing a Facebook and Twitter presence. Grumbles said she learned how things have so dramatically changed in the so- cial media world. “Everyone out there is a reporter,” she said, and what’s happening is posted instantly and unfiltered. People are posting pictures of accidents almost before deputies arrive on the scene. In or- der to keep ahead of the information so it is presented accurately, it is important for police agencies to get the information out quickly via social media. “We can’t keep up with social media, but we can run with them” she explained. Grumbles said the job has thrust her from being a novice to being on social media constantly. “I am a major junkie on social media,” she admitted. That has also helped in her new job as part of the COPS unit patrolling Lexington Park on foot, bicycles and in cars. Social media is helping them identify potential suspects – Sgt. Cara Grumbles of the St. M e) չMɥé=)Ѽэ́ݥѠ̸)IɑѡɽͥՅѥմ)́ͅq%ӊéɕ䰁ɕ䁉tM)q$ٕȁٕȁѕѼ͕Mи)5é չѡٕɽ͔$͕)ѽ今tMͅɸɕѕ)՝́ݡѡ䁉)ɔͥٔѼ͕ɔ͕́ݥэ)Ѽɽ)9I 8͕Ѽѡ)̤́ѡ́ѡ՜)q9I 8ٕ́ͅͼ)ٕ̳tյ́ͅ Ёѡ)́ѡЁɕɑ́9I8ѕɅɔ)ٕѥٕɑͥɽ她)ѡ䁅ɔٕՅ䃊qԁɔ)ѼȁЁt))ȁ݅ɑ́-ɥѤ )ѡ ɥͥ́%ѕٕѥ) ѕȰݡɅѕ́еȁѱ)݅ɑ́хЁѡٔх́ѡ)ɕѥ́͡ѡɽ՝ )܁ͽ͔)ɽ́ݥѠѡ͔ɕѥ̸͡)Qѽͅȁѕѥ)ȁͥѡȁͽLqeЁͅ)ѡԁݽձeЁͅ䁥ͽt) ٕͅѥ́ѡ՝ѱͱ䁽ͼ)ѡЁ́ѕձЁѼ)ɕٕ͔ѡЁ͕́́)յɽ́ɽѡMѕٔ!ٕ)M܁݅́啐ݡՑ)ՕЁͭЁ݅́ɥЁѼѕЁѼ)ɱɥѡЁ݅́ɕ%ЁЁ)ՍɽѡՑ)Mѡ́ͅ)ͼѼѥ͕ͥՅ)Ʌ͵а䁵Ёݽ)ͼݽЁ)=ѝ Mѡɸ5)AɕͥЁ Ʌљɥ݅́)ѼЁ݅ɐɽM)̴)ѥéձ䁽ɝ̸Mɥ)م́Ʌ͕Lqȸљɥ)չѹȁ)ɍлt)չѥ̹)Qɱ䁍єͭձɔĤ)͍ٕ݅́ɕ5- )ٕЁ ́ش܁啅ȁ͕)́ѡɱ5д)٥ ͭ-ܸ)%Ё́ѥ́ЁѡUѕ)Mхѕ́9ѥ5͕մ9Ʌ!̴)ѽ䀡Mѡͽ%ѥѥͥѡ)ѥ́ɕѱ䁉͍ɥ)ɵ́Ёɕѥٔ)ѡMѠͥɥٕȁ䰁ѡ)AхѥQ́ɍͭձ)́ɕɕѼѡѥЁ)Ʌ́хѽ쁄͍ѥ)ݥѠɕɥ́ѡЁ̃qѡѡ)ݥtɕɕѼ́ͱ)ȁ͹и]Ѡѡ́ɔє)ͭձݔ܁܁ѡЁѡɱд)ѥɅ́݅́Ѽ)єɕѥٕ䁱ɝձ䁙չѥ)̰ѡɕ́ͽѕ)ݥѠѡ镐ͽȁѕ)ѡ٥MѠͥɥٕȁ)ٕѡ)QمЁɥ䁽́ɔ)ɥЁ͕ٕɅ́ٔ፱ٕͥ)ɕ݅͡ѕȁ٥ɽ̸Q)ɕMѠͥɥٕȁѡ)ɔ ͡͡ɵݥѠMѠ)́ɥٕȁAхф)ͥɥٕȁAхфѥ-ȴ)ձIٕȰ ͠ Ʌ́a٥)ѥɔȤ́ѡ̸͔%)AѥȀ]])́ɕ݅͡ѕȁɥٕ)%Aх )͠9ѡ՝)ɱ䁉ѡ͔)́٥єѡɉ)݅ѕ́ݥѠٕ)镐ɴͽȸQ)MѠͥɥٕȁ)́ɕ镐́ѡ)9ѥՅѥ)%Ё́)́ѡ9ѥ)5Aх)ȁɔɵѥ)Ёѡ́Ʌɔ̴)͔ͥȸMѕ)ɔɅ̰ݕȁ܁Ёɕ͕ٕ́ѡЁɍɕ䁅ЀشȰ)ݸȁѡ䀡ѡAхѥѼݡѡMѠ)иȁɕͩ)ͥɥٕȁ́ͼȀɽչͭձ͡ݸ)̸)ݥѡЁݕȁܤMȁ́ѥѕ̸ 54AѼL)ɕ)ɽ ٕЁ5ɹ)5͕մ)] Q)ٕЁMݍ͕́ ٕӊé9Ʌ)ɥձɅ!ɥх)=5ܰѡ٥ͥ9ɅI)ͽɍ́ ٕЁ9ɔMݥ)ѕɹɅЁ݅́)ѡȁѥ٥ѥ́Ёѡ ͍Ʌ!ɤ)хɴ QٕЁݥɔ)Ʌѥ́ɽѡMɍI͍Ք)ѕ̰Ё́ͅɽ ٕ)ɑ Ոɔ)ٕЁ ѕ ȁ ͅɄ=)յՄ٥ѕ́ɥ́́Ѽ) ͍Ʌ!ɥхɴ胊q )䁄ݕɽѡѠ)Ѽɔѥ̻t+q ͍Ʌ䁡́ՍѼ쁥)Ʌ́ ٕӊéɥхɽɕѽ)ѡɽ՝ɸѥ̸!ɥхɴ)䁝ٕ́٥ͥѽ́չѼ)ɽչ䁹ɔ͕)ѽ䳊t ٕЁ9ɔMᕍԴ)ѥٔɕѽȁMչɵ)Q́́ɕٕЁȁ̸1ɸ)ɔЁ輽ٕɭ̹ɜ)ٕд̻ )5ɔɵѥ хЁ-币5)̰ ٥ͥ9ɅIͽɌ)Դ쁵)ȁMչɵᕍѥٔɕѽȰ) ٕЁ9ɔMĴд)ٕɭ̹ɜ)!ɥхɴ䁥́Mչ䰁5ܰ(ĴЁЁ ͍Ʌ!ɥхɴ(؁Ʌ́IAɥɕɥ)ɽ ٕЁ9ɔM