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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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'Tweeting troopers' take citizens on digital ride-alongs

In an age where the world is hungry for information, the KHP formed the Tweeting Troopers as a way to share traffic warnings and tips - Full Story

Columns

#LEEDIR: Testing a new digital evidence file-sharing service for police Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

#LEEDIR: Testing a new digital evidence file-sharing service for police

The Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository is an eyewitness photo and video platform that can be activated for free by law enforcement and relief agencies during a catastrophic incident - Full Story

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NM firefighter's police Facebook post under investigation

The firefighter joked on Facebook about police killing suspects.

News

FF under investigation after post about police 'killing suspects'

The department has a social media policy and appropriate action will be taken after the investigation - Full Story

News

Calif. cops trace pros and cons of social media

One department's Facebook page is now devoted to cold cases in hopes that online discussion will generate new leads - Full Story

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Mich. woman arrested after cop sees Facebook boast

22-year-old was put on probation for a drunken driving conviction in 2012 and was called in for a random breathalyzer test.
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Mich. woman caught violating probation after cop sees Facebook boast

22-year-old was put on probation for a drunken driving conviction in 2012 and was called in for a random breathalyzer test - Full Story

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Conn. police turn to Facebook to solve crimes

The department started using its 'Like' page to post evidence to generate leads.

News

Conn. police turn to Facebook to solve crimes

The department started using its 'Like' page to post evidence to generate leads - Full Story

Columns

Tweeting tragedy: Inside Dallas PD's social media strategies Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Tweeting tragedy: Inside Dallas PD's social media strategies

Your town has an online community whether your department is a part of it or not. Why not take advantage of that to better engage your community? - Full Story



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Social Media for Cops Columnists

Social Media & Law Enforcement Social Media & Law Enforcement
with Lauri Stevens
Social Media Strategies Social Media Strategies
with Mike Bires