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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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February 27, 2014
Crafty cops use Facebook 'friend request' to nab suspect

Crafty cops use Facebook 'friend request' to nab suspect

The suspect was wanted for several robbery and sexual assault incidents - Full Story
February 27, 2014

Oakland police fight crime tweet by tweet

Five police commanders regularly use their accounts to post tweets asking residents to help solve crimes or be aware of their surroundings - Full Story
February 25, 2014

Dallas police unveil new social media strategy, news site

The aim is for the social media sites to give real-time information, especially in the event of a mass casualty incident - Full Story
February 24, 2014

Is cyberspace law enforcement's new battleground?

Police are finding that social media is a key tool in tracking down criminals in the Bay Area - Full Story
February 24, 2014

Detroit chief vows to find gang member who issued death threat

The death threat against Detroit Police Chief James Craig was made through social media by a gang member who is likely part of a criminal narcotic network - Full Story
February 21, 2014

Controversial Pa. chief retires, starts reality show

Chief who gained notoriety for his profanity-laced Internet tirades about the Second Amendment and liberals has left his department - Full Story
February 21, 2014

Book Excerpt: Investigating Internet Crimes

There’s a danger in the Internet and social media. The notion that information is enough, that more and more information is enough, that you don’t have to think, you just have to get more information - gets very dangerous - Full Story
February 20, 2014

Texas police app reports incidents to union attorneys

When police encounter a sticky situation — ranging from officer-involved shootings to death in custody cases — there's now an app for that - Full Story
February 18, 2014
Boy battling cancer asks for birthday cards from police

Boy battling cancer asks for birthday cards from police

Tyler Seddon is about to turn 7 and would like cards from his favorite first responders - Full Story
February 18, 2014

Photo: Omaha cop bombarded with Valentine's cards

It was revealed that Sgt. Brian Smith had never received a valentine, so Omaha PD changed that - Full Story



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