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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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January 04, 2013
Teen’s Facebook boast leads to hit-and-run arrest

Teen’s Facebook boast leads to hit-and-run arrest

A status bragging about his drunk charades quickly spread to Ore. police - Full Story
December 28, 2012
'Virtual' police ridealongs via Twitter on the rise

'Virtual' police ridealongs via Twitter on the rise

Also known as 'tweetalongs,' events are set for a specific number of hours, with an officer or 'designated Tweeter' posting their calls and experiences - Full Story
December 17, 2012

Facebook, Twitter help NYPD take down local gang

Officers tracked the action of gang members using fake profiles, taking down 41 gang members - Full Story
December 13, 2012

Video: SFPD cop brags of 100 mph 'in the Lambo'

It is unclear whether Sergeant Carl T. was the driver, the passenger, or if he was even present in the vehicle at all - Full Story
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

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