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Social Media for Cops

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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May 25, 2012

Fla. deputy sues over critical website

Filed defamation lawsuit against a former deputy who operates a website that allows people to anonymously criticize police - Full Story
May 17, 2012

Calif. police among nation's most followed on Twitter

Not surprisingly, a police department whose city limits include the headquarters of such high-tech icons as Google and LinkedIn is among the most followed agencies on Twitter - Full Story
May 09, 2012

Twitter fights subpoena in NYC Occupy arrest case

Manhattan district attorney demanded the tweets and user information of a protester - Full Story
May 09, 2012

Maine police recuit with video

Chief says more departments across the country are turning to social media to recruit new officers - Full Story
April 19, 2012

Idaho police share use of force video

Video explains common myths fueled by Hollywood about officer-involved shootings - Full Story
April 19, 2012

Facebook photo leads to arrest in Ky.

Jenkins police saw the photo and arrested the man Monday - Full Story
April 18, 2012

Chicago police track food trucks with Facebook

Mobile food vendors often announce their locations for the day on Facebook and Twitter - Full Story
April 05, 2012

Ariz. bill against 'annoying' online to get change

Words that someone could view as 'annoying' or 'offensive' on Facebook or Twitter could be deemed a criminal offense - Full Story
March 31, 2012

Calif. police honored for outstanding service

Det. Jonathan Sampson was named Police Officer of the Year for his professionalism and high quality work - Full Story
March 29, 2012
UK cop says 'Facebook car' used to break up online arguments

UK cop says 'Facebook car' used to break up online arguments

A blog post details how officers reportedly drive around all day to listen to and log Facebook complaints - Full Story

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