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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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July 15, 2015

Video: 2 Tenn. cops caught drag racing, turn themselves in

In the video, which was posted to YouTube and Facebook, an unidentified man films the two patrol cars from a distance - Full Story
July 14, 2015
SD police defend use of Confederate flag on patches

SD police defend use of Confederate flag on patches

A Confederate flag on police patches is at the center of a heated debate - Full Story
July 14, 2015
NY cops help officer battling cancer

NY cops help officer battling cancer

A department is trying to help its own officer fighting a deadly cancer - Full Story
July 09, 2015
Mass. cops use social media to help identify Baby Doe found dead in harbor

Mass. cops use social media to help identify Baby Doe found dead in harbor

Image has reached over 47 million people on Facebook as investigators try to identity the child - Full Story
July 09, 2015

Video: Pa. police investigate use of force during arrest

Philly department was made aware of the video shortly after it was posted by an LA-based blogger on YouTube - Full Story
July 07, 2015

Mich. police seek help after nut theft, post mug shot of squirrel

Department has fun asking for help from the public in figuring out who swiped roughly 28K pounds of packaged nuts - Full Story
July 02, 2015

Police warn public against using iPhone cases shaped like guns

A new case that rests in the back pocket of a user’s pants could cause potentially dangerous encounters with police - Full Story
June 29, 2015
Ohio cop surprises 9-year-old lemonade seller with gift

Ohio cop surprises 9-year-old lemonade seller with gift

When the deputy stopped by the stand, he wanted donate more than just a couple of dollars to the hard-working girl - Full Story
June 23, 2015

Mo. suspect arrested after commenting on PD's Facebook post

A suspect's ego got the best of him when he tried to correct Facebook commenters on his arrest - Full Story
June 18, 2015

Photo: NC cop’s infant son ‘swears in’ at father’s ceremony

Viral photo shows what appears to be a baby, along with his father, being sworn into a police department - Full Story



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