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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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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How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson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
August 19, 2014
Cloud-based service lets police respond to records requests over social media posts Nick Selby and Dave Henderson - StreetCred Software

Cloud-based service lets police respond to records requests over social media posts

If the ‘Tweet’ is the document of the 21st century, the responsibility of police agencies to produce documents under public records requests has just gotten more intense - Full Story
July 16, 2014
Poll Call: Is your social media guard up? P1 Community - The Question

Poll Call: Is your social media guard up?

By PoliceOne Staff Social media is here to stay, and while many members of law enforcement preach to... - Full Story
June 27, 2014
8 'advanced' safety settings for cops on Facebook Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

8 'advanced' safety settings for cops on Facebook

The more Facebook knows about you, the more valuable it is, so they don’t do much to make it easy to manage and protect your privacy — so, we offer the following simple steps you can take - Full Story



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