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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 31, 2012

Facebook Forum: Your best career advice

By PoliceOne Staff We asked you on Facebook to tell us the best career advice you've ever received. Practically... - Full Story
January 30, 2012

Cop's pot question wins Obama's video contest

A former law enforcement officer submitted a video that was voted the number one question Obama should answer in a live-streamed video chat scheduled for Monday evening - Full Story
January 27, 2012

Ariz. cop posts bullet-riddled Obama shirt on Facebook

The Secret Service will investigate the photo, which has been removed from Facebook but can be found on other sites - Full Story
January 20, 2012

Hacker group 'Anonymous' hits FBI

Anonymous explained via Twitter that the attack was in retaliation for the FBI's crackdown on Megaupload.com, alleged to be a source of online piracy - Full Story
December 27, 2011

Mom, son safe after 'dead by morning' Facebook post

Police in Utah arrested Troy Reed Critchfield, 33, and booked him into jail Saturday for investigation of charges including aggravated kidnapping, forcible sodomy - Full Story
December 13, 2011

Police alerted to Ind. deaths by Facebook post

A woman called police after seeing a chilling Facebook posting - Full Story
December 11, 2011

NYPD Facebook probe raises free speech question

Internal affairs detectives are interviewing officers under oath and getting subpoenas for computer records - Full Story
December 08, 2011

Anonymous takes credit for LAPD info leak

Members of the group say they posted officers' home addreses and names of their children - Full Story
December 07, 2011

NYPD investigating officers' Facebook comments

The New York Times said it obtained a copy of postings made on the Facebook page, titled "No More West Indian Day Detail" - Full Story
December 07, 2011

Law enforcement learns to ‘like’ Facebook

Forays into social media manage to nab criminals in unexpected ways - Full Story

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