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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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March 09, 2015
Idaho fugitive busted at batting practice after Facebook post

Idaho fugitive busted at batting practice after Facebook post

Made a post on Facebook inviting friends to join him at batting practice in Boise - Full Story
March 06, 2015

CHP: Plainclothes cop justified in drawing gun at protesters in melee

Unnamed officer was found to be justified for drawing his gun after his partner wrestled with a protester who struck him on Dec. 10 - Full Story
March 04, 2015

Ohio suspect turns self in after Facebook exchange with sheriff's office

Man responded to Facebook alert seeking his arrest for robbery, other charges - Full Story
March 04, 2015

LA cops 'doxxed' in wake of fatal Skid Row OIS

Officers' names, addresses and information on their children's schools were posted online - Full Story
March 03, 2015

Video: Texas PD's McConaughey spoof goes viral

The Cedar Hill Police Department is getting quite a bit of attention for a parody of a series of car commercials - Full Story
February 23, 2015
Ohio K-9 found after missing for 2 months

Ohio K-9 found after missing for 2 months

Recovery prompted relief from his handler and others involved in the search, as well as a social media celebration - Full Story
February 20, 2015

Md. police liaison fired for Facebook post about COs

State employee's smart-alecky comment on Facebook about being "groped" by corrections officers has gotten him fired - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Video from police, public examined in fatal Wash. OIS

Video from police, public examined in fatal Wash. OIS

Investigators asked the public Thursday to provide more social media images and eyewitness accounts of shooting that has sparked a series of protests - Full Story
February 19, 2015

Ky. PD puts out warrant for popular 'Frozen' character

The cold might not bother Disney's Queen Elsa, but it's wreaking enough havoc in Kentucky that a PD announced a joke warrant for the popular character - Full Story
February 18, 2015

Trending Topics: When a selfie busts a suspect

By PoliceOne Staff In the era of social media, police investigations can sometimes get help from an unexpected... - Full Story



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