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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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August 19, 2012

Pa. police: Tweets weren't from us

By Dan Nephin Intelligencer Journal LANCASTER, Pa. The direct Twitter message bearing the Lancaster... - Full Story
August 18, 2012
Judge: Legal for Facebook 'friends' to show profiles to police

Judge: Legal for Facebook 'friends' to show profiles to police

Authorities collected evidence from the Facebook page of a reputed Bronx gang member who boasted online about his alleged criminal exploits - Full Story
August 08, 2012

ACLU backs deputies fired for Facebook 'likes'

Case revolves around 6 sheriff's employees who were fired after they supported the sheriff's re-election opponent - Full Story
July 31, 2012

Police arrest man for Olympic tweets

A man has been arrested in connection to Twitter postings directed at a British Olympic diver - Full Story
July 22, 2012

Cops: Social networking can help predict crime

Social scientists who have studied murder say they've gotten to where they can predict who is most likely to become a homicide victim - Full Story
July 18, 2012

Deputy fired after Facebook post supporting candidate running against sheriff

Former deputy said he was fired 15 hours after he posted an announcement to Facebook about who he supported for sheriff - Full Story
July 11, 2012

Man who taunted NZ police on Facebook turns himself in

Suspect posted an attention-grabbing Facebook message underneath a post with his picture calling for information on his whereabouts - Full Story
July 03, 2012

US police behind most data requests on Twitter

80% of 'global demands' for personal info on Twitter come from US law enforcement, typically for use in criminal investigations - Full Story
June 24, 2012

Ill. police use Facebook to catch red light-runners

Motorists who run red lights may find their photo on the police department's Facebook page - Full Story
June 20, 2012

'Facecrook' site to help NJ sheriff find fugitives

Lists, photos of wanted criminals on warrants will allow residents to report on them - Full Story

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