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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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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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Calif. arrestee's 'handsome' mug shot goes viral

Calif. arrestee's 'handsome' mug shot goes viral

No previous arrest photo has garnered so much positive attention since the department set up the Facebook page in March 2012 - Full Story

Videos

Ga. man invites cops to view his YouTube channel, arrested

Video shows an "obvious marijuana grow operation."

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Steal these 2 ideas to build your PD's Facebook page

Steal these 2 ideas to build your PD's Facebook page

The common denominator in these two examples of Facebook success is that each is managing their page in a way that works for their department, their community, and themselves. - Full Story

Columns

8 Facebook privacy tips every cop should know about Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

8 Facebook privacy tips every cop should know about

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

Columns

Steal these 2 ideas to build your PD's Facebook page Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

Steal these 2 ideas to build your PD's Facebook page

The common denominator in these two examples of Facebook success is that each is managing their page in a way that works for their department, their community, and themselves - Full Story

News

Supreme Court will hear appeal over online threats to police, others

Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker's intent is not always clear - Full Story

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Video: Texas cops aim to humanize police with viral music clip

Video shows officers Aerial Ronell and Ranell Roy in a patrol car lip synching to Katy Perry's smash hit "Dark Horse" - Full Story



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