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Social Media for Cops

Social Media for Cops

In the Social Media for Cops section you’ll find news reports and expert articles dealing with all things social media. Facebook and Twitter are being used by officers to connect with each other, with the public, and with departments around the world, sometimes for fun and other times to help solve crimes.
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Maine police track suspect through Snapchat clues

Maine police track suspect through Snapchat clues

Man who'd been wanted by police made a couple of critical mistakes that led to his capture — he sent out social media messages pinpointing his location - Full Story

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First order of business: Top 10 things cops would do as chief P1 Community - The Question

First order of business: Top 10 things cops would do as chief

By PoliceOne Staff We asked our Facebook fans to sound off on what they would do as their first order ... - Full Story

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3 tips for getting your community on board with police body cameras

The key to gaining your community's trust is to educate them about the program prior to rolling it out. Here's how: - Full Story

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Man sentenced in online threat against cop case tied to larger debate

Man who posted Facebook comments threatening former Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson will avoid prison but has been ordered to stay off social media - Full Story

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The role social media should play in your department

Police One Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie talks with Mickey Osterreicher about the role social media should play in your department. Both benefits and potential detriments are discussed.

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Seattle PD posts body cams on new YouTube page

Department has launched a dedicated YouTube page for the release of body camera videos to the public in a bid for transparency.

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Seattle PD posts body cams on new YouTube page

Department has launched a dedicated YouTube page for the release of body camera videos to the public in a bid for transparency - Full Story

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Ex-sex trade worker fighting trafficking in oil patch

Ex-sex trade worker fighting trafficking in oil patch

Windie Lazenko has worked with federal prosecutors, the FBI and police, testified before state lawmakers and addressed church and school groups - Full Story

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Idaho fugitive busted at batting practice after Facebook post

Idaho fugitive busted at batting practice after Facebook post

Made a post on Facebook inviting friends to join him at batting practice in Boise - Full Story

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CHP: Plainclothes cop justified in drawing gun at protesters in melee

Unnamed officer was found to be justified for drawing his gun after his partner wrestled with a protester who struck him on Dec. 10 - Full Story



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