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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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December 03, 2015

Citing shootings, NY sheriff urges citizens to carry guns

The sheriff also urged all police officers, whether on active duty or retired, to never leave home without a firearm - Full Story
December 01, 2015
How social media tools can help PDs overcome data overload

How social media tools can help PDs overcome data overload

Incorporating a formal toolset into an agency’s social media program can dramatically help officers sift through data at a very large scale - Full Story
December 01, 2015

Police track down, arrest Fla. woman for viral photo of dog with mouth taped shut

The photo made its rounds on social media with the caption, "this is what happens when you don''t shut up" - Full Story
December 01, 2015

Wash. police use 'Star Wars' PSA to fight the 'dark side of theft'

The viral video encourages the community to report any suspicious behavior - Full Story
November 30, 2015
San Francisco's 'Hot Cop' arrested in hit-and-run

San Francisco's 'Hot Cop' arrested in hit-and-run

The officer gained attention last year when residents began posting pictures and articles about him on social media - Full Story
November 25, 2015

Ore. officer removed from patrol after tweet about Black Lives Matter

Officer John Hurlman, a 24-year bureau veteran, removed the post from his Twitter feed - Full Story
November 25, 2015
Ejected football fan sends 20 dozen doughnuts to university police

Ejected football fan sends 20 dozen doughnuts to university police

Two-hundred-forty doughnuts — every one of them covered in coconut — raised suspicions among officers - Full Story
November 24, 2015

Son of accused child rapist, murderer threatens Ky. police after father's arrest

The father was booked on murder and kidnapping charges after DNA evidence linked him to the death of a 7-year-old - Full Story
November 23, 2015

Photo: Slain Colo. trooper's baby a stark reminder of dangers of policing

The photo posted by the sheriff's department warns Facebook fans what can happen after a 'few beers' - Full Story



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