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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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August 01, 2014

Calif. cops get calls from public after Facebook goes down

The reports to the department were apparently strong enough to warrant a response from Sgt. Burton Brink - Full Story
July 31, 2014

Top 5 police videos of July

By PoliceOne Staff For the month of July, an officer's powerful tribute to the fallen gave us all... - Full Story
July 25, 2014

Md. man arrested after 'can't catch me' Facebook post

Roger Ray Ireland, 28, saw his wanted poster on the department’s page on July 23 - Full Story
July 24, 2014

Texas police recruit gay officers through YouTube clip

The Fort Worth Police Department has launched a new effort to make inroads with the city’s gay community - Full Story
July 23, 2014

Fla. department latest to offer space for Craigslist transactions

Craigslist is becoming a popular place for criminals to lurk, so South Florida police agencies are opening their doors to online buyers and sellers - Full Story
July 21, 2014

Video: Pickup game between Mo. cops, kids goes viral

The officers said taking 30 minutes to play isn’t that rare; it just happened to be captured on camera this time - Full Story
July 21, 2014

Calif. cop placed on leave over YouTube rant about bicyclists

The video, shot in Calabasas, was created by a volunteer reserve officer with the Santa Paula Police Department - Full Story
July 20, 2014

Police: Woman posts selfies in stolen dress, arrested

Police arrested 27-year-old Danielle Saxton, of West Frankfort, earlier this month on misdemeanor retail theft charges - Full Story
July 10, 2014

San Francisco's 'hot cop of Castro' goes viral on Facebook

The Facebook page, created about two weeks ago, was nearing 13,000 "likes" late Wednesday - Full Story
July 10, 2014

Video: La. cop locks himself in 100+ degree car to prove point

Officer David Melancon of the Thibodaux Police Department sat locked in his car with no air conditioning and videotaped his slow decline - Full Story



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