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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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January 13, 2015

Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them - Full Story
January 08, 2015
Texas cop shot in face during standoff recovering

Texas cop shot in face during standoff recovering

A Texas police officer shot in the face during a standoff Tuesday is recovering after undergoing jaw reconstruction surgery - Full Story
January 02, 2015

Instagram becomes treasure trove of evidence for Fla. cops

Recent South Florida cases stemmed from photos or video posted on Instagram, the fast-growing social media site - Full Story
January 02, 2015

St. Louis man charged with threatening police on Twitter

Jason Valentine, 35, faces 10 felony counts of making a terrorist threat after several tweets in which he mentioned "Kill a Pig Night" - Full Story
December 30, 2014

Teen arrested over replica gun pointed at cop car

Montrae Toliver, 17, was arrested Monday for allegedly making a terroristic threat after posting a picture with the caption, 'Should I do it?' - Full Story
December 29, 2014
Pa. man jailed for Facebook threats against police

Pa. man jailed for Facebook threats against police

Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he posted Facebook comments encouraging people to kill police - Full Story
December 26, 2014

Judge: Cops can create fake profiles to lure suspects

The judge ruled that the sharing of information between police and a suspect was consensual - Full Story
December 24, 2014

NYC man charged with posting threat to police

18-year-old Devon Coley was arraigned Monday on a charge of making a terroristic threat - Full Story
December 22, 2014
Police departments on alert after NY cop killings

Police departments on alert after NY cop killings

Big-city PDs and union leaders nationwide are warning the rank and file to wear body armor after a deadly ambush against police - Full Story
December 19, 2014

Pa. paramedic apologizes after uproar over anti-cop Instagram post

Paramedic posted Instagram a photo of two black men pointing handguns at a white police officer under the caption: "Our real enemy" - Full Story



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