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Bozeman Police Attend National Conference

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This week, the Bozeman Police Department will be represented at the 120th Annual International Association of Chief's Police conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

At the convention, 10,000 police officers will learn about ways to improve community engagement, hiring and recruiting, problem solving and reducing crime.

Captain Mark Johnson is attending on behalf of the Bozeman Police Department. He said he is focusing on how social media outlets can be a useful tool to law enforcement.

"It gives me an opportunity to open your eyes to new trends, new techniques and new ways of doing police work," said Johnson. "It's nice to just get good ideas and working with other cities throughout the U.S.and even overseas."

The convention concludes Wednesday afternoon.

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