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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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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
September 09, 2013

Man who confessed fatal DUI crash in viral video charged

Matthew Cordle is charged with a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol - Full Story
September 06, 2013

Ohio man posts video confession of fatal crash online

22-year-old Matthew Cordle had been a suspect in the June crash but was not charged - Full Story
September 03, 2013
Launch nears for police social media site BlueLine

Launch nears for police social media site BlueLine

Created by former LAPD chief Bill Bratton, BlueLine lets officers share their expertise, insight and information securely - Full Story
August 19, 2013

Facebook 'Likes' leads to surf riot suspect's arrest

The suspect, proud of his actions, 'liked' the Huntington Beach Police Department's picture #15 and shared it with friends - Full Story
August 16, 2013

Tweets help change manslaughter charge to murder

18-year-old Cody Hall of Calif. is accused of killing a bicyclist while driving 80 in a 40mph zone; boasted on Twitter about how fast he liked to drive - Full Story
August 15, 2013

'Awesome' police tweet gets mechanic in search of weed fired

Toronto police decided to tweet back to acknowledge they saw the post - Full Story
August 05, 2013
Facebook post helps cops catch serial dine-and-dasher

Facebook post helps cops catch serial dine-and-dasher

An annoyed restaurant decided to make the man's face public by posting it to their Facebook page - Full Story
August 02, 2013

Photo: Cleveland kidnap survivor sends police ‘thank you’ note

Michelle Knight thanked police on behalf of herself and the other two victims for their help and support - Full Story
July 24, 2013

Video: Pa. police chief makes profanity-laced 'apology'

Chief Mark Kessler posted a video to YouTube stating he had offended viewers in a previous video with his language - Full Story

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