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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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December 12, 2012

Video: Fla. police go 'Gangnam Style'

Police take lighter approach to their yearly safety message in dancing parody - Full Story
December 12, 2012

Fort Myers police warn “Lock your doors” in parody video

Department puts new spin on "Don't Worry, Be Happy" classic - Full Story
December 12, 2012

Dorm room video goes viral, campus police conduct questioned

Students and department debate about fourth amendment rights in dorm rooms - Full Story
December 11, 2012

Police say new iPhone maps threaten lives

An inaccuracy is leaving Australians stranded without water in the outback - Full Story
December 06, 2012

Video: Nude photos of on-duty officer posted online

The photos were meant for then-girlfriend, but were posted on a website - Full Story
December 05, 2012

Popular officer forced to stop 'tweeting'

An officer with a growing fan base was asked to step down from managing department's Twitter page - Full Story
November 30, 2012
Woman tweets as she attacks burglar with bear mace

Woman tweets as she attacks burglar with bear mace

She set a trap and waited for the burglar, while tweeting every action - Full Story
November 29, 2012

Family learns of student's death on Facebook

Social media post seen by family friend, forwarded to parents before authorities could notify them - Full Story
November 28, 2012
New website lets Mich. residents keep up on crime

New website lets Mich. residents keep up on crime

Users can see the date, time, location and description of cases with just the click of a mouse - Full Story
November 27, 2012

2 India officers suspended for Facebook arrests

The policemen were suspended indefinitely and the magistrate who registered the case against the women was transferred to another district - Full Story

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