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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 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
April 24, 2011
Facebook secure browsing for officer safety Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

Facebook secure browsing for officer safety

And the implications for department social media policy - Full Story
April 18, 2011
Lessons learned after one year of #SMILEcon Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

Lessons learned after one year of #SMILEcon

Law enforcement has woken up to realize that social media isn’t just about where their officers get themselves in trouble - Full Story
March 22, 2011
How to protect your online reputation Dr. Richard Weinblatt - Weinblatt's Tips

How to protect your online reputation

Much like having an excellent credit score at the credit reporting firms, a good online reputation can smooth the path for a badge bearer - Full Story
February 24, 2011
P1 First Person: Instant communication with Nixle, Twitter, and Facebook PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Instant communication with Nixle, Twitter, and Facebook

When trying to compare and contrast the pros and cons of these three tools, the room begins to spin, but this simple breakdown might help - Full Story
February 20, 2011
A survival guide for cops on Facebook Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

A survival guide for cops on Facebook

The more I think about it, the more convinced I become that cops shouldn’t have personal profiles on Facebook - Full Story
February 08, 2011
The art of the hashtag on Twitter Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

The art of the hashtag on Twitter

By using the hashtag relevant to an event, you are injecting yourself into the conversation and spreading information - Full Story
February 03, 2011
Online videos about policing educate the public Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Online videos about policing educate the public

Reinforcing the message that cops in Denver are “making a difference, every day” an eleven-part series produced by DPD is getting positive feedback - Full Story
January 04, 2011
Social Media + Internet + Law Enforcement = SMILE Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

Social Media + Internet + Law Enforcement = SMILE

The second SMILE Conference will take place Jan. 10-12 in California - Full Story



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