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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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Video: Fla. woman records herself drunk driving, gets DUI

An officer determined her location from her live-steamed video, tracked her down and charged her with a DUI - Full Story


Former cop leads protest after 'blacklivesmatter' written on coffee cup

The appearance of a "blacklivesmatter" hashtag on a police officer's coffee cup prompted a small protest outside a Rhode Island Dunkin' Donuts - Full Story


7-year-old boy on mission to thank every NYPD officer

The child is visiting every precinct to show his gratitude - Full Story


Attorney: LA cops who fatally shot man feared ambush related to Instagram video

An attorney for two officers that fatally shot a man said they were on high alert after a gun-wielding social media post - Full Story


Ex-lieutenant fired over gorilla Facebook post plans appeal in NJ

An investigation was launched after a citizen sent police a screenshot of the Facebook post in July - Full Story


LAPD: 90s Rap group posted video of gun flashed near officer

Police said in a statement that the video posted on Instagram was intended as entertainment and not a threat - Full Story


Photo: Fla. deputy and daughter have a tea party

A photo going viral shows the softer side of law enforcement - Full Story


Dunkin' Donuts employee writes 'Black Lives Matter' on RI cop's coffee

The officer received the message on his cup of coffee after an employee was rude to him - Full Story


W.Va. officials: social media key in albino deer kill case

The post was shared by thousands and viewed by many more and generated information that helped solve the case - Full Story


Why (and how) police leaders should build the agency’s brand on Twitter

Why (and how) police leaders should build the agency’s brand on Twitter

Twitter should be appreciated as a tool to quickly and concisely relay useful information on important topics — it costs nothing, requires only a few minutes each day, and can pay tremendous dividends. - Full Story

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