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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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December 12, 2013
What administrators need to know about police social media managers Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

What administrators need to know about police social media managers

It is our mission to make our departments look like the finest law enforcement officers (and people) on the face of the Earth — you have nothing to fear - Full Story
November 26, 2013
7 life lessons learned from the show 'Cops' P1 Community - The Question

7 life lessons learned from the show 'Cops'

When we posted a funny reflection about what the reality legal series “Cops” has taught us... - Full Story
November 13, 2013
How two cops found love in a PoliceOne chat room Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

How two cops found love in a PoliceOne chat room

The support they got on online forum helps two officers find camaraderie – and each other - Full Story
November 05, 2013
Take it from the vets: 10 pieces of advice for SWAT rookies P1 Community - The Question

Take it from the vets: 10 pieces of advice for SWAT rookies

If you're thinking about applying for your local SWAT unit because you just finished watching the... - Full Story
October 22, 2013
What to consider when setting up PD social media accounts Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

What to consider when setting up PD social media accounts

There are dozens of networks your department could join — how do you make the most of your limited time? - Full Story
October 22, 2013
Engaging your community on Facebook C.L. Swinney - Social Media Concepts and Best Practices

Engaging your community on Facebook

What does undercover work have to do with law enforcement’s ability to effectively communicate with the community via social media? - Full Story
October 22, 2013
Cops and agencies awarded for social media excellence Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Cops and agencies awarded for social media excellence

The second annual ConnectedCOPS Awards recognized 8 individual officers or police agencies for their pioneering efforts - Full Story
August 15, 2013
Tweeting your way to better community relations the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Tweeting your way to better community relations

Using social media has helped humanize police and improve relations with their communities - Full Story
August 09, 2013
Case Study: Fugitive unit supplements manpower with technology Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Case Study: Fugitive unit supplements manpower with technology

Pinellas County, Fla. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri shares how he reinstated an effective fugitive unit with limited resources - Full Story
July 21, 2013
Top 20 best and worst excuses for speeding P1 Community - The Question

Top 20 best and worst excuses for speeding

#5: "I wasn't speeding, I just got a haircut and it makes me look fast." - Full Story



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Social Media for Cops Columnists

Social Media Concepts and Best Practices Social Media Concepts and Best Practices
with C.L. Swinney
Social Media Strategies Social Media Strategies
with Mike Bires