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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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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
July 09, 2014
'Duck of Justice' gets Maine police Facebook boost

'Duck of Justice' gets Maine police Facebook boost

Police here believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media - Full Story
July 02, 2014

DPD apologizes after mistakenly tweeting NFL player arrested

Maj. Max Geron, a spokesman for the department, tweeted that Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was arrested for public intoxication - Full Story
July 01, 2014

Video: Baltimore cops ‘Happy’ after social media milestone

Department dancing to Pharrell's "Happy" after reaching 50,000 followers on Twitter - Full Story
July 01, 2014
Man claiming link to Las Vegas cop deaths arrested

Man claiming link to Las Vegas cop deaths arrested

Man said in the Facebook post that he would destroy the Tippecanoe County courthouse "in a blaze of glory" - Full Story
June 28, 2014

Facebook gave data on 381 in police disabilities fraud case

The warrants aimed to gather evidence against police and fire retirees allegedly coached to claim they were too psychologically devastated to work - Full Story
June 27, 2014

Texas cop's rescue of lost pit bull goes viral

Sergeant Gary Carter went out on a call from some people worried about a vicious dog, but when he arrived, he realized it was the dog that needed help - Full Story
June 25, 2014

Minn. burglar checks Facebook at crime scene, doesn't log out

Burglar failed to log out of Facebook after checking his profile on the homeowner's computer - Full Story
June 24, 2014

Jurors' social media posts a growing threat to fair trials

Judges and lawyers are increasingly on guard against the status update that could sink a case - Full Story
June 20, 2014
Calif. arrestee's 'handsome' mug shot goes viral

Calif. arrestee's 'handsome' mug shot goes viral

No previous arrest photo has garnered so much positive attention since the department set up the Facebook page in March 2012 - Full Story



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