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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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October 02, 2014

Video: Iowa PD's safety PSA goes viral

The West Des Moines Police Department is getting the word out on slowing down for emergency vehicles in a creative way - Full Story
October 02, 2014

Tweet about Ferguson grand jury sparks probe

The Twitter user claimed in a tweet posted Wednesday that a friend serving on the grand jury said the panel lacked evidence to warrant an arrest of Darren Wilson - Full Story
September 24, 2014

LAPD: No, you can't recharge an iPhone in the microwave

A hoax floating around the Internet seemed so legitimate to some that even police are spreading the warning - Full Story
September 22, 2014

Mo. cops apologize for wording on media seminar flier

Community activists and others have posted about the flier on social media, saying the "gorilla" and "animals" references have racial overtones - Full Story
September 22, 2014

Trending topics: When a suspect turns to social media

By PoliceOne Staff For this week’s ‘Trending Topics,’ we take a look at five stories... - Full Story
September 19, 2014

Photos: Suicidal man uses app to document standoff

A four-hour standoff between a suicidal man and police in Texas was documented online through an anonymous sharing app - Full Story
September 19, 2014
Lawsuit filed after Twitter parody sparks police raid

Lawsuit filed after Twitter parody sparks police raid

Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol - Full Story
September 17, 2014

Social media sleuths aid police in gay couple beating probe

Police searching for a group of suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got an assist from social media users - Full Story
September 17, 2014

Ohio PD says no to crimes reported on Facebook

Page is not monitored around the clock, and residents should call 911 or police dispatchers - Full Story
September 10, 2014

Jail using Twitter to track down unregistered sex offenders

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is finding social media to be another tool they can use in the search for missing sex offenders - Full Story



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