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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 18, 2015

Trending Topics: When a selfie busts a suspect

By PoliceOne Staff In the era of social media, police investigations can sometimes get help from an unexpected... - Full Story
February 16, 2015

Video: Okla. chief defends playful recruiting video

Controversy over a recruiting video has been stirring in the community, but while some residents said it's embarrassing, the chief stands behind it - Full Story
February 10, 2015
Pa. suspect's selfie thwarts escape from cops

Pa. suspect's selfie thwarts escape from cops

Officers found a man trying to flee assault charges because he posted a selfie on Facebook while sitting on a Greyhound bus out of town - Full Story
February 09, 2015

Seattle chief warns officers about social media posts after cops put on leave

Twice within the past week, chief has put officers on paid leave after inflammatory comments appeared under their names on Facebook and Twitter - Full Story
February 09, 2015

Pa. teen takes selfie with dead body, charged with murder

A funeral is being held for a 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who authorities say was shot by a teen who took a selfie with his body - Full Story
January 29, 2015
Wanted man to Canada PD: See you Monday

Wanted man to Canada PD: See you Monday

Rodney Constantine made good on his promise after he commented on the department's Facebook post regarding his warrants - Full Story
January 22, 2015

Investigators nab iPad thieves when selfies appear on owner's iCloud

The men appeared in the photos displaying money they are also accused of taking from the victim - Full Story
January 21, 2015

Police: Snapchat message sparked stabbing, leaving teen dead

The teen is charged as an adult with murder and possession of a knife - Full Story
January 18, 2015

Video: Del. cop knows how to 'Shake it Off' in viral clip

A video of a bald and burly Delaware police officer enthusiastically lip-syncing to Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" is getting global attention - Full Story
January 15, 2015

Pittsburgh chief won't tweet after anti-racism sign flap

Chief has asked for a city investigation to determine if he broke regulations by retweeting a picture of him holding a sign saying, "I resolve to challenge racism @ work" with the hash tag "end white silence" - Full Story

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