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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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Investigation finds no Ferguson grand jury leak, but finds a 'hack'

Tweet from early October that stirred up activists result of hacked account, officials confirmed - Full Story

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Ky. man who posted song lyrics won't face charges

Prosecutors dismissed a felony charge against a man who spent more than a week in jail for posting violent song lyrics to his Facebook page - Full Story

Columns

IACP Quick Take: What happens when police incidents go viral? Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

IACP Quick Take: What happens when police incidents go viral?

Getting facts out ahead of the media can save time, the integrity of your agency, and the reputation of your officers - Full Story

Columns

IACP Quick Take: How to battle cyber threats facing law enforcement Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

IACP Quick Take: How to battle cyber threats facing law enforcement

Back up your data and keep your training on cyber threats up-to-date - Full Story

Exclusives

What Ferguson can teach police about social media strategy

What Ferguson can teach police about social media strategy

The information and images released by the police department and others created a ticking time bomb that resulted in riots and the continual fallout we see today. - Full Story

Columns

What Ferguson can teach police about social media strategy C.L. Swinney - Social Media Concepts and Best Practices

What Ferguson can teach police about social media strategy

The information and images released by the police department and others created a ticking time bomb that resulted in riots and the continual fallout we see today - Full Story

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Facebook unfriends federal drug agency

Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations - Full Story

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MMA fighter surrenders after live-tweeting standoff

Officers arrived at his house to arrest him on warrants in connection with domestic violence and stalking charges - Full Story

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Ill. authorities find fugitives with #WarrantWednesday

Ill. authorities find fugitives with #WarrantWednesday

Social media engages public and encourages them to assist law enforcement by providing locations of fugitives with outstanding warrants - Full Story

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DEA agent sued over fake Facebook page in drug case

DEA agent sued over fake Facebook page in drug case

Set up account using photos and other personal information of woman arrested in drug case to trick friends and associates into revealing drug secrets - Full Story



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