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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 22, 2014

Trending topics: When a suspect turns to social media

By PoliceOne Staff For this week’s ‘Trending Topics,’ we take a look at five stories... - Full Story
September 19, 2014

Photos: Suicidal man uses app to document standoff

A four-hour standoff between a suicidal man and police in Texas was documented online through an anonymous sharing app - Full Story
September 19, 2014
Lawsuit filed after Twitter parody sparks police raid

Lawsuit filed after Twitter parody sparks police raid

Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol - Full Story
September 17, 2014

Social media sleuths aid police in gay couple beating probe

Police searching for a group of suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got an assist from social media users - Full Story
September 17, 2014

Ohio PD says no to crimes reported on Facebook

Page is not monitored around the clock, and residents should call 911 or police dispatchers - Full Story
September 10, 2014

Jail using Twitter to track down unregistered sex offenders

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is finding social media to be another tool they can use in the search for missing sex offenders - Full Story
September 09, 2014

'John-shaming' potent tactic for Calif. police

Bay Area johns have a new worry: finding their mug shots and charges posted on Facebook for all to see - Full Story
September 02, 2014

Video: Former Okla. chief makes public apology over Facebook post

The chief resigned after sharing a video clip to his Facebook page that had a racial slur in the title - Full Story
August 28, 2014

Okla. town's 'Plastic Popo' deters crime, gains following

Officer proved better suited to the task of deterring speeders than experienced cops because of a compelling attribute: He's a dummy - Full Story
August 27, 2014

Video: PD defends actions of cop in traffic stop gone viral

Video shows the officer pulling a gun on the occupants of a vehicle during a traffic stop - Full Story



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