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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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June 15, 2015
8 privacy reminders for cops about living in the fishbowl Booker Hodges - Neighborhood Relations

8 privacy reminders for cops about living in the fishbowl

Given the current state of events in our profession, we need to teach new officers how to be prepared for life in the fishbowl - Full Story
June 04, 2015
How to use social media to investigate missing child cases American Military University - In Public Safety

How to use social media to investigate missing child cases

Social media is a powerful tool for investigations, especially when it comes to locating missing persons - Full Story
May 25, 2015
How police can manage news media during an OIS Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

How police can manage news media during an OIS

Understanding and working together with the media yields far better results than actively resisting them - Full Story
May 20, 2015
8 tips for controlling obscenities and trolls on your PD’s Facebook Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

8 tips for controlling obscenities and trolls on your PD’s Facebook

When “keyboard commandos” want to spew their venom on your department’s social media pages, what should you do? - Full Story
May 11, 2015
How the SPD is using YouTube to usher in a new era of police transparency Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

How the SPD is using YouTube to usher in a new era of police transparency

The Seattle Police Department's strategy of looking outward to find solutions may ultimately help agencies nationwide - Full Story
May 08, 2015
RISE Award nominee: New chief turns around troubled department, builds trust Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

RISE Award nominee: New chief turns around troubled department, builds trust

Chief Eric Blanchard immediately demonstrated a commitment to transparency and accountability that earned the trust of his officers and his communty - Full Story
May 01, 2015
How to boost engagement on your agency's Facebook page Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

How to boost engagement on your agency's Facebook page

If you're not engaging your community, maybe it's time to take a step back and re-strategize - Full Story
April 30, 2015
SMILE Quick Take: Why one voice in a multi-agency incident is critical to telling the story Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

SMILE Quick Take: Why one voice in a multi-agency incident is critical to telling the story

A tragic mass-killing in Texas taught the Harris County Sheriff’s Office what they needed to do to control the narrative of the story - Full Story
April 29, 2015
SMILE Quick Take: How police can manage their narrative using social media Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

SMILE Quick Take: How police can manage their narrative using social media

Dave Carroll, an indie musician who used social media to get an important message across, was the keynote speaker at SMILE - Full Story
March 27, 2015
Does your agency have social media skeptics? How to win them over Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

Does your agency have social media skeptics? How to win them over

If you are trying to grow your department’s social media program and are met with resistance, point to other agencies’ successful efforts — and be patient - Full Story



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