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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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DPD apologizes after mistakenly tweeting NFL player arrested

Maj. Max Geron, a spokesman for the department, tweeted that Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was arrested for public intoxication - Full Story

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Baltimore cops ‘Happy’ after social media milestone

Department dancing to Pharrell's "Happy" after reaching 50,000 followers on Twitter.

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Video: Baltimore cops ‘Happy’ after social media milestone

Department dancing to Pharrell's "Happy" after reaching 50,000 followers on Twitter - Full Story

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Man claiming link to Las Vegas cop deaths arrested

Man claiming link to Las Vegas cop deaths arrested

Man said in the Facebook post that he would destroy the Tippecanoe County courthouse "in a blaze of glory" - Full Story

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Facebook gave data on 381 in police disabilities fraud case

The warrants aimed to gather evidence against police and fire retirees allegedly coached to claim they were too psychologically devastated to work - Full Story

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Texas cop's rescue of lost pit bull goes viral

Sergeant Gary Carter went out on a call from some people worried about a vicious dog, but when he arrived, he realized it was the dog that needed help.

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Texas cop's rescue of lost pit bull goes viral

Sergeant Gary Carter went out on a call from some people worried about a vicious dog, but when he arrived, he realized it was the dog that needed help - Full Story

Columns

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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Minn. burglar checks Facebook at crime scene, doesn't log out

Burglar failed to log out of Facebook after checking his profile on the homeowner's computer - Full Story

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Jurors' social media posts a growing threat to fair trials

Judges and lawyers are increasingly on guard against the status update that could sink a case - Full Story



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