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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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August 05, 2013
Facebook post helps cops catch serial dine-and-dasher

Facebook post helps cops catch serial dine-and-dasher

An annoyed restaurant decided to make the man's face public by posting it to their Facebook page - Full Story
August 02, 2013

Photo: Cleveland kidnap survivor sends police ‘thank you’ note

Michelle Knight thanked police on behalf of herself and the other two victims for their help and support - Full Story
July 24, 2013

Video: Pa. police chief makes profanity-laced 'apology'

Chief Mark Kessler posted a video to YouTube stating he had offended viewers in a previous video with his language - Full Story
July 22, 2013
Facebook users rally for cop who leaked Tsarnaev photos

Facebook users rally for cop who leaked Tsarnaev photos

A "Save Sgt. Sean Murphy" group on Facebook had more than 34,000 "likes" 3 days after he released photos for which he might be punished - Full Story
July 09, 2013
Fugitive caught after tweeting

Fugitive caught after tweeting "Catch me if you can"

Wanda Podgurski, 60, skipped out on her trial for insurance fraud before being caught - Full Story
July 01, 2013
Saving lives using social media (Part 1)

Saving lives using social media (Part 1)

The members of the Real Time Crisis Hub have staged over 80 interventions and only 2 of those have needed additional police assistance - Full Story
July 01, 2013

Former police chief unveils social network for cops

BlueLine is being beta-tested by about 100 officers with the LAPD - Full Story
June 26, 2013

Family accuses cops of cyber bullying after teen's suicide

The suicide victim, 19, was wanted for several drug-related charges and killed himself days after a Facebook post was made - Full Story
June 17, 2013
Social media posts can lead to jail

Social media posts can lead to jail

For law enforcement, social networking is proving to be a useful investigative tool, especially in catching criminals who think nobody is watching - Full Story
May 31, 2013
Police chief uses Facebook to promote harsh sentencing for child molester

Police chief uses Facebook to promote harsh sentencing for child molester

The chief took to his department's page, writing, "please consider coming out and helping us fill the courtroom" - Full Story



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Social Media for Cops Columnists

Police Liability and Litigation Police Liability and Litigation
with Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq.
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