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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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March 27, 2015
Does your agency have social media skeptics? How to win them over Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

Does your agency have social media skeptics? How to win them over

If you are trying to grow your department’s social media program and are met with resistance, point to other agencies’ successful efforts — and be patient - Full Story
March 20, 2015
First order of business: Top 10 things cops would do as chief P1 Community - The Question

First order of business: Top 10 things cops would do as chief

By PoliceOne Staff We asked our Facebook fans to sound off on what they would do as their first order... - Full Story
January 08, 2015
What cops should know about ‘checking in’ on social media Ron LaPedis - Private Industry and Public Safety

What cops should know about ‘checking in’ on social media

Are you and your family unknowingly broadcasting enough information to give an attacker a better chance to target you? - Full Story
December 16, 2014
15 changes cops think will improve agencies in 2015 P1 Community - The Question

15 changes cops think will improve agencies in 2015

The first step is thinking about what changes you want; the second is discovering how to make them happen - Full Story
December 09, 2014
Could Nextdoor replace Facebook for police? Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

Could Nextdoor replace Facebook for police?

Unlike popular social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter, Nextdoor is a virtual neighborhood watch social media platform for specific neighborhoods - Full Story
December 09, 2014
An app that connects cops to citizens: Does it make sense? C.L. Swinney - Social Media Concepts and Best Practices

An app that connects cops to citizens: Does it make sense?

Close to 200 law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada are now using the MyPD app - Full Story
October 28, 2014
IACP Quick Take: What happens when police incidents go viral? Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

IACP Quick Take: What happens when police incidents go viral?

Getting facts out ahead of the media can save time, the integrity of your agency, and the reputation of your officers - Full Story
October 26, 2014
IACP Quick Take: How to battle cyber threats facing law enforcement Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

IACP Quick Take: How to battle cyber threats facing law enforcement

Back up your data and keep your training on cyber threats up-to-date - Full Story
October 21, 2014
What Ferguson can teach police about social media strategy C.L. Swinney - Social Media Concepts and Best Practices

What Ferguson can teach police about social media strategy

The information and images released by the police department and others created a ticking time bomb that resulted in riots and the continual fallout we see today - Full Story
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



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