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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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August 18, 2014
Photo: Ohio cop goes beyond call of duty for handicapped man

Photo: Ohio cop goes beyond call of duty for handicapped man

An Ohio officer is getting high praise on social media after aiding a man in a wheelchair with his groceries - Full Story
August 15, 2014

Police commission leader: LAPD, Mo. shootings not comparable

Death prompted a backlash on social media against the LAPD, with some comparing it to the shooting of Michael Brown - Full Story
August 14, 2014
Police to civilians: Tweeting during shootings can tip off suspects

Police to civilians: Tweeting during shootings can tip off suspects

Police in Wash. are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what cops are doing - Full Story
August 12, 2014

'Anonymous' launches operation against Mo. PD, hacks website

The group, under the program they’ve coined “Operation Ferguson,” has warned of further consequences if police interfere with civilians protesting the shooting - Full Story
August 12, 2014

Other social media back Facebook in fight over nearly 400 search warrants

The case involves police and fire retirees, allegedly instructed to claim they were too psychologically devastated to work. Instead, they led robust lives - Full Story
August 01, 2014

Calif. cops get calls from public after Facebook goes down

The reports to the department were apparently strong enough to warrant a response from Sgt. Burton Brink - Full Story
July 31, 2014

Top 5 police videos of July

By PoliceOne Staff For the month of July, an officer's powerful tribute to the fallen gave us all... - Full Story
July 25, 2014

Md. man arrested after 'can't catch me' Facebook post

Roger Ray Ireland, 28, saw his wanted poster on the department’s page on July 23 - Full Story
July 24, 2014

Texas police recruit gay officers through YouTube clip

The Fort Worth Police Department has launched a new effort to make inroads with the city’s gay community - Full Story
July 23, 2014

Fla. department latest to offer space for Craigslist transactions

Craigslist is becoming a popular place for criminals to lurk, so South Florida police agencies are opening their doors to online buyers and sellers - Full Story



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