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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 20, 2013

Texas police catch burglar 5 minutes after Facebook post

After finding the suspect, police responded to his taunting "catch me if you can" post saying "We caught you five minutes after you posted this" - Full Story
November 13, 2013

Teen behind website targeting witnesses of crimes in custody

The Instagram account "rats215" had featured affidavits and photos of victims and witnesses in criminal cases - Full Story
November 09, 2013

Philly police probe website targeting witnesses of crimes

Police believe a teen is behind an Instagram account that exposes witnesses of crimes, referring to them as 'rats' - Full Story
November 03, 2013

SC police chief's post sets off Facebook frenzy

Marijuana-activists viewed the chief's comment as threatening - Full Story
October 31, 2013
Boston police keep city safe after World Series victory

Boston police keep city safe after World Series victory

Throughout the night, the Boston police department had tweeted cautionary messages, encouraging fans to "Celebrate with pride" - Full Story
October 23, 2013

Saving lives using social media (Part 2)

Real Time Crisis addresses the paradigm shift in communication and recognizes the necessity of need to improving services in light of shrinking resources - Full Story
October 22, 2013

Social media gaining ground with Mass. police

Massachusetts state police are the leading state department on Twitter with more than 72K followers - Full Story
September 23, 2013

Social media fueling Chicago gang wars

Reach of online presence has violence spreading far beyond traditional gang 'turf' boundaries, police monitoring of social sites critical to stemming flow - Full Story
September 20, 2013
Ohio police chief invites 85K Facebook fans to party

Ohio police chief invites 85K Facebook fans to party

His posts mixing humor, blunt opinion, community engagement and rants has drawn a huge audience, 1000 are expected to show - Full Story
September 13, 2013

ICE launches 'Operation Predator' app

The app contains information about child sexual abuse and exploitation fugitives and allows users to submit tips online - Full Story

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