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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 19, 2014
How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

By the time the police were able to use their pre-Twitter media relations protocol the storytelling battle was already lost - Full Story
August 19, 2014
Cloud-based service lets police respond to records requests over social media posts Nick Selby and Dave Henderson - StreetCred Software

Cloud-based service lets police respond to records requests over social media posts

If the ‘Tweet’ is the document of the 21st century, the responsibility of police agencies to produce documents under public records requests has just gotten more intense - Full Story
July 16, 2014
Poll Call: Is your social media guard up? P1 Community - The Question

Poll Call: Is your social media guard up?

By PoliceOne Staff Social media is here to stay, and while many members of law enforcement preach to... - Full Story
June 27, 2014
8 'advanced' safety settings for cops on Facebook Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

8 'advanced' safety settings for cops on Facebook

The more Facebook knows about you, the more valuable it is, so they don’t do much to make it easy to manage and protect your privacy — so, we offer the following simple steps you can take - Full Story
June 17, 2014
8 Facebook privacy tips every cop should know about Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

8 Facebook privacy tips every cop should know about

The more Facebook knows about you, the more valuable it is, so they don’t do much to make it easy to manage and protect your privacy — so, we offer the following simple steps you can take - Full Story
June 17, 2014
Steal these 2 ideas to build your PD's Facebook page Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

Steal these 2 ideas to build your PD's Facebook page

The common denominator in these two examples of Facebook success is that each is managing their page in a way that works for their department, their community, and themselves - Full Story
June 12, 2014
5 ways to destroy your police career on social media Dr. Richard Weinblatt - Weinblatt's Tips

5 ways to destroy your police career on social media

If you’re on the hunt for creative way to toss away that great career in law enforcement, I’ve got the answer for you: Be irresponsible and reckless in our use of social media - Full Story
April 09, 2014
#LEEDIR: Testing a new digital evidence file-sharing service for police Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

#LEEDIR: Testing a new digital evidence file-sharing service for police

The Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository is an eyewitness photo and video platform that can be activated for free by law enforcement and relief agencies during a catastrophic incident - Full Story
March 25, 2014
Tweeting tragedy: Inside Dallas PD's social media strategies Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Tweeting tragedy: Inside Dallas PD's social media strategies

Your town has an online community whether your department is a part of it or not. Why not take advantage of that to better engage your community? - Full Story
March 13, 2014
15 ways law enforcement has changed (for better or worse) P1 Community - The Question

15 ways law enforcement has changed (for better or worse)

Whether through technology, policy, or leadership, law enforcement is always evolving. Some changes are... - Full Story



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Social Media for Cops Columnists

Perspectives on Policing Perspectives on Policing
with Loraine Burger
Social Media Strategies Social Media Strategies
with Mike Bires