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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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August 13, 2015
Black, white Texas cops take stand with 'his life matters' viral photo

Black, white Texas cops take stand with 'his life matters' viral photo

A photo going viral features two cops standing together with a message on their palms and arrows pointed at one another - Full Story
August 12, 2015

Brutal attack on Ala. cop celebrated on social media

Bystanders took photos and uploaded them to social media, where the cop’s attacker was praised by commenters - Full Story
August 12, 2015

Police embrace their community through social media

National Fraternal Order of Police Conference discussed departments across the country utilizing social media - Full Story
August 10, 2015

Boston police commissioner wants law to push back on camera-toting cop watchers

Officials say filming can cause risks to both officers and community when there is a tense crime scene involved - Full Story
August 07, 2015

Va. firefighter placed on leave after anti-cop Facebook comment

Facebook comment incited violence against police - Full Story
August 05, 2015

Mass. police reach out to drug dealers on Facebook

Authorities have found a new way to possibly make arrests via social media - Full Story
August 04, 2015

Video: Kan. police dashcam refutes claims of excessive force

A viral video alleged officers abused their power in an arrest, but police say dashcam footage refutes the claim - Full Story
August 04, 2015

Ky. sheriff's office asks drug dealers to turn in their rivals

A new poster going viral tells drug dealers it will help them eliminate their competition for free - Full Story
July 28, 2015

Texas jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

Police said they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving in jail - Full Story

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