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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 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
February 14, 2014

Biker taunts Texas police with extreme video

Alberto Rodriguez posted the video to his Facebook with the caption, 'Catch me if you can' - Full Story
February 13, 2014

Ga. sheriff calls off Valentine's Day for safety

Oconee County's sheriff on Wednesday delayed Valentine's Day for people who have been trapped by the ice storm - Full Story
February 11, 2014

Calif. police use Pinterest board for stolen items

Through the Pinterest online bulletin board, police officers are uploading photos of recovered goods - Full Story
February 10, 2014

Dallas chief wants officers tweeting from crime scenes

Dallas Police Chief David Brown wants police officers to operate with social media in mind - Full Story
February 07, 2014
Minn. man arrested for threatening to kill cops on Twitter

Minn. man arrested for threatening to kill cops on Twitter

A 20-year-old man upset over a speeding ticket from a state trooper turned to Twitter to threaten to kill the trooper and other officers - Full Story

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