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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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October 03, 2012

Twitter 'ban' for UK cop after student mayhem posts

Cop posted nearly 10,000 messages, often covering incidents - Full Story
October 02, 2012

NYPD to boost gang unit over social media violence

Teenage crimes fueled by dares, insults traded on Facebook, other sites; unit's size to double - Full Story
September 26, 2012
Social media training set after Pa. hostage call

Social media training set after Pa. hostage call

A man armed with a hammer and kitchen knife used a hostage's computer to post Facebook messages - Full Story
September 19, 2012

Ariz. cop's demotion over Obama Facebook pic upheld

City leaders said his actions brought embarrassment to the Police Department and to the city - Full Story
September 18, 2012

Video: Closer look at first police video chat system

Redwood City Police officers on desk duty stand by and wait for callers - Full Story
September 17, 2012
Pot arrests made easy as #stoners 'turn selves in' online

Pot arrests made easy as #stoners 'turn selves in' online

Australian police are finding it easier to crack down on illegal marijuana possession - Full Story
September 15, 2012

Va. chief: Facebook is rumor control for police

Police departments are learning to put their own spin on the news - Full Story
September 15, 2012

NYPD allows officers to register fake aliases on Facebook, Twitter

Department laid out rules for using social media sites during investigations - Full Story
September 06, 2012

Cop suspended for 'liking' firefighter's Facebook post

Facebook post regarded an incident involving a 2-year-old being hit by a car - Full Story
September 03, 2012

Twitter becomes terrorists' new propaganda machine

Internet makes it easier for insurgents to make themselves look like winners - Full Story

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