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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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September 04, 2015

The Up-Beat: Cops honor cancer patient, save puppy, inspire little girl

Check out this week's round-up of inspiring stories from around the country - Full Story
September 03, 2015

Student who tweeted slain Texas deputy ‘deserved to be shot’ arrested on warrant

The tweet quickly went viral and received so much backlash, the student deleted their social media accounts - Full Story
September 03, 2015
Tech-savvy NY cop uses app to locate suspect, halt crime spree

Tech-savvy NY cop uses app to locate suspect, halt crime spree

Authorities arrested a suspect by tracking him through a smartphone - Full Story
September 03, 2015

Calif. DOJ unveils website with law enforcement data

The database is the culmination of months of work aimed at improving transparency and government accountability - Full Story
September 02, 2015

Fla. officer denied service at Arby’s

The uniformed officer was denied service 'due to being a police officer' - Full Story
August 31, 2015

Video: 2 Calif. suspects arrested after live-streaming hunt for man

Two men were arrested after broadcasting crime on social media - Full Story
August 31, 2015

Video: Pa. officer's message about his job goes viral

The 40 second video taken of Officer Miller offers a different glimpse into the life of a police officer - Full Story
August 31, 2015

New app intended to enhance Ky. campus safety

Users can report suspicious or criminal activity to University Police and can remain anonymous - Full Story
August 27, 2015

Fla. police: Officer justified in take-down move on viral video

A dash cam video shows officer struggling to put woman in handcuffs before taking her forcefully to the ground - Full Story
August 26, 2015

La. PD’s PSA aims to educate public on what to do when stopped by cops

A police department created a video detailing how to act during a traffic stop - Full Story

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