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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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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
November 07, 2012

Judge filmed beating his daughter is reinstated

Girl filmed him whipping her repeatedly in 2011; judge's punishment by courts is public warning - Full Story
November 05, 2012
Viral photos, videos help police catch suspects

Viral photos, videos help police catch suspects

The community is acting as 'Big Brother' using camera phones, social media - Full Story
October 22, 2012

Facebook Forum: Weighing in on 'millennial' police recruits

Do you think there's a law enforcement generation gap, and is it a problem? - Full Story
October 16, 2012

Woman posts photo of undercover cop on Facebook

Melissa Walthall has been charged with retaliation - Full Story
October 15, 2012

Video: A look inside Kentucky State Police

The agency has released the third episode of its TV video series - Full Story
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

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