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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 11, 2010
Posing, performing, and conduct unbecoming Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Posing, performing, and conduct unbecoming

Jessie Lunderby, 21, was fired by the Washington County (Ark.) Sheriff's Office following her nude appearance on Playboy.com as the "Cybergirl of the Week" - Full Story
August 11, 2010
Pitfalls for police officers on Facebook Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Pitfalls for police officers on Facebook

There is increased frequency with which officers are being disciplined or finding themselves at the wrong... - Full Story
August 06, 2010
Update on social media policies for law enforcement Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

Update on social media policies for law enforcement

The following article originally appeared on ConnectedCOPS.Social media policy in law enforcement is... - Full Story
July 21, 2010
Police software advancements come in all shapes and sizes Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Police software advancements come in all shapes and sizes

Advances in software are being rolled out faster than ever these days, and as that happens, technology’s... - Full Story
June 21, 2010
How text messaging became a Supreme Court case Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

How text messaging became a Supreme Court case

City of Ontario, California v. Quon et al. is court’s first venture into public employees’ electronic privacy rights in communications through agency resources - Full Story
December 22, 2009
Tech 2009: The year in review and the years to come Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Tech 2009: The year in review and the years to come

The technology that supports the mission of law enforcement is evolving at an ever-increasing rate. Every... - Full Story
November 24, 2009
Trapster — A source in search of a crowd Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Trapster — A source in search of a crowd

Let’s get this out of the way right up front: The notion that someone can use an application called... - Full Story
November 12, 2009
What prevents young cops from training to win? Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

What prevents young cops from training to win?

By Lt. Jim Glennon, Lombard, IL (ret.)Apathy, denial, procrastination, and fear...Having spent almost... - Full Story
October 27, 2009
October 2009 MHz Update: The FCC, the LMR letter, and D-Block reallocation Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

October 2009 MHz Update: The FCC, the LMR letter, and D-Block reallocation

The PoliceOne MHz Update provides a quick look into what’s current in mobile communications and... - Full Story
August 25, 2009
Top 10 social networking tips for cops Dr. Richard Weinblatt - Weinblatt's Tips

Top 10 social networking tips for cops

In the wake of the widely-known “Texas waitress” photos which led to the firing of one Midland... - Full Story



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