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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 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
August 25, 2015

NC police investigating ‘creepy’ cloaked figure near playground

Police are investigating viral images that sparked fear among residents - Full Story
August 25, 2015

Calif. police launch FAQ webpage for officer-involved shootings

The webpage is to help questions residents have about how officer-involved shootings are investigated - Full Story
August 24, 2015
Ky. officer turned away from Chuck E. Cheese’s for carrying firearm

Ky. officer turned away from Chuck E. Cheese’s for carrying firearm

The officer was in a marked polo shirt which is within the restaurant’s policy for carrying firearms - Full Story
August 21, 2015

5 inspiring police stories this week

By PoliceOne Staff We’re looking for a short, snappy series name (i.e. “Helping Hands:”)... - Full Story
August 19, 2015

Maine cops also use Facebook to try and snag drug dealers

Another department has employed the viral social media post that asks drug dealers to out their competition - Full Story
August 17, 2015

Restaurant employee fired after refusing to serve cop sandwich

A Jimmy John’s employee was fired after refusing to serve cop - Full Story
August 13, 2015

Baltimore officer on restrictive duty after allegedly waving his gun

A photo posted on Instagram shows an officer allegedly waving his gun at a group of people - Full Story

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