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Social Media for Cops

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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How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

By the time the police were able to use their pre-Twitter media relations protocol the storytelling battle was already lost - Full Story

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How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

The fear of releasing too much information too early has been replaced by the fear of having your story silenced by the kinds of tortured narrative that framed the Michael Brown story. - Full Story

Columns

Cloud-based service lets police respond to records requests over social media posts Nick Selby and Dave Henderson - StreetCred Software

Cloud-based service lets police respond to records requests over social media posts

If the ‘Tweet’ is the document of the 21st century, the responsibility of police agencies to produce documents under public records requests has just gotten more intense - Full Story

News

Photo: Ohio cop goes beyond call of duty for handicapped man

Photo: Ohio cop goes beyond call of duty for handicapped man

An Ohio officer is getting high praise on social media after aiding a man in a wheelchair with his groceries - Full Story

News

Police commission leader: LAPD, Mo. shootings not comparable

Death prompted a backlash on social media against the LAPD, with some comparing it to the shooting of Michael Brown - Full Story

News

Police to civilians: Tweeting during shootings can tip off suspects

Police to civilians: Tweeting during shootings can tip off suspects

Police in Wash. are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what cops are doing - Full Story

Videos

'Anonymous' launches operation against Mo. PD, hacks website

The group, under the program they’ve coined “Operation Ferguson,” has warned of further consequences if police interfere with civilians protesting the shooting.

News

'Anonymous' launches operation against Mo. PD, hacks website

The group, under the program they’ve coined “Operation Ferguson,” has warned of further consequences if police interfere with civilians protesting the shooting - Full Story

News

Other social media back Facebook in fight over nearly 400 search warrants

The case involves police and fire retirees, allegedly instructed to claim they were too psychologically devastated to work. Instead, they led robust lives - Full Story

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Calif. cops get calls from public after Facebook goes down

The reports to the department were apparently strong enough to warrant a response from Sgt. Burton Brink - Full Story



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