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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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August 30, 2012
P1 First Person: Social Media OPSEC PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Social Media OPSEC

The law enforcement community has recently been too informative when describing their successes using social media - Full Story
July 31, 2012
Infographic: How police investigators are using social media Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Infographic: How police investigators are using social media

An overwhelming majority of investigators using social media for investigative purposes are “self... - Full Story
July 12, 2012
Facebook Forum: What made you want to become a police officer? P1 Community - The Question

Facebook Forum: What made you want to become a police officer?

By PoliceOne Staff Why did you become a cop? It's a question we recently posed to our Facebook fans.... - Full Story
May 22, 2012
Beware of police impersonators online Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

Beware of police impersonators online

No one makes a protective vest for a cop on Facebook - Full Story
May 02, 2012
Phila. detective makes a convincing case for Twitter patrols Hayley Hudson - Stories from the Beat

Phila. detective makes a convincing case for Twitter patrols

Not just about people-pleasing, online initiatives can build trust and solve crimes - Full Story
March 27, 2012
Online patrols: How one Finnish cop tracked youth crime Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

Online patrols: How one Finnish cop tracked youth crime

Finnish COP named National Police Officer of the Year for investigations in social media - Full Story
March 20, 2012
Case study: A PD's social media solution to community relations Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Case study: A PD's social media solution to community relations

The Redwood City Police Department has added Nixle to an already-robust social media strategy which already includes Facebook, Twitter, and CodeRED - Full Story
January 26, 2012
On the Internet, silence cannot be misquoted Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

On the Internet, silence cannot be misquoted

There have been occasions right here on PoliceOne that a comment has been posted we felt might be harmful to the person posting — we delete those whenever we find them - Full Story
August 05, 2011
Using social networking sites as an investigative tool Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Using social networking sites as an investigative tool

Leverage the Internet to search beyond just “status updates” and messages — look for images, photographs, and captions, especially on Facebook, Twitpic and Flickr - Full Story
June 14, 2011
Taking a public safety message to the street with Twitcam Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

Taking a public safety message to the street with Twitcam

Kerry Blakeman, a Chief Inspector at West Midlands Police (Coventry) in England, had observed his daughter... - Full Story



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