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Social Media for Cops

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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April 02, 2014

Calif. cops trace pros and cons of social media

One department's Facebook page is now devoted to cold cases in hopes that online discussion will generate new leads - Full Story
March 31, 2014

Mich. woman caught violating probation after cop sees Facebook boast

22-year-old was put on probation for a drunken driving conviction in 2012 and was called in for a random breathalyzer test - Full Story
March 29, 2014

Conn. police turn to Facebook to solve crimes

The department started using its 'Like' page to post evidence to generate leads - Full Story
March 14, 2014

Man offers to shoot citizen for 100 retweets, arrested

Police have arrested a 20-year-old Los Angeles man who allegedly threatened to shoot a random pedestrian if his Twitter post was retweeted a hundred times - Full Story
March 12, 2014

City of Austin apologizes to cops for controversial 'police problem' tweet

The city of Austin has apologized for a tweet advising visitors attending South By Southwest to contact the police monitor's office if they have a problem with officers - Full Story
March 05, 2014

Ga. cops' heroic 'diaper duty' photo goes viral

Two Georgia officers responding to a shoplifting complaint found two small children desperate for a diaper change - Full Story
March 01, 2014

New tools turn social media into evidence collection

A new technology scans sites like Twitter to act as a virtual stakeout, alerting police when possibly gang activity is occurring - Full Story
February 27, 2014
Crafty cops use Facebook 'friend request' to nab suspect

Crafty cops use Facebook 'friend request' to nab suspect

The suspect was wanted for several robbery and sexual assault incidents - Full Story
February 27, 2014

Oakland police fight crime tweet by tweet

Five police commanders regularly use their accounts to post tweets asking residents to help solve crimes or be aware of their surroundings - Full Story
February 25, 2014

Dallas police unveil new social media strategy, news site

The aim is for the social media sites to give real-time information, especially in the event of a mass casualty incident - Full Story



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