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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 17, 2014

The 5 best police dance videos of 2014

By PoliceOne Staff We all need to loosen up on the job every once in a while, and what better way to... - Full Story
December 16, 2014

'Hackathon' asks techies to aid Seattle police on sensitive-video issues

With police videos increasingly becoming subject to public disclosure, Seattle police are anxious to develop a fast — and inexpensive — way to go through a growing mountain of material and redact sensitive images - Full Story
December 12, 2014

CHP defends plainclothes cop who drew gun at protest

While standing behind the officer, CHP officials also revealed they have created phony Twitter accounts and dressed like demonstrators to do surveillance - Full Story
December 11, 2014
Calif. police protests continue, websites hacked

Calif. police protests continue, websites hacked

Several websites for the city of Oakland were knocked out in a likely cyberattack - Full Story
December 10, 2014

Community at odds over firing of Texas cops for social media posts

Community members are either rallying for or against two LEOs fired for comments made on a heated social media post - Full Story
December 08, 2014

Police kill knife-wielding man at crowded Hollywood intersection

Video captured the aftermath of the fatal shooting by officers who responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon - Full Story
December 06, 2014

Police: Garner complicit in own death

In private and on Internet chat rooms, officers say they feel demoralized, misunderstood and "all alone" - Full Story
December 05, 2014

St. Louis County cops apologize for Facebook post

Chief is limiting his officers' social media use after a precinct's Facebook page linked the dangers of toy guns to the fatal police shooting of an Ohio boy - Full Story
December 02, 2014

Facebook death threats against Darren Wilson lead to arrest

Police arrested 46-year-old Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar after a string of death threats made over Facebook that stretched back to shortly after the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown - Full Story
December 02, 2014

Snapchat video leads Texas cops to teen vandals

Police in Houston arrested two teens for damaging a home after linking them to video posted on the popular messaging app - Full Story



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Social Media for Cops Columnists

Weinblatt's Tips Weinblatt's Tips
with Dr. Richard Weinblatt
Social Media Strategies Social Media Strategies
with Mike Bires