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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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Calif. police under fire over footage of tackled teen

Tuesday morning's confrontation has prompted protests and a flood of comments to the department Facebook page.

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Video: Calif. police under fire over footage of tackled teen

Tuesday morning's confrontation has prompted protests and a flood of comments to the department's Facebook page - Full Story

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Ky. police ask public to ignore YouTube video of slain trooper's final radio calls

Ky. police ask public to ignore YouTube video of slain trooper's final radio calls

State police are encouraging the public to refrain from sharing the audio on social media out of respect for the family - Full Story

Columns

Rapid Response: Chief's 'early retirement' offers reminders about cops and free speech Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Rapid Response: Chief's 'early retirement' offers reminders about cops and free speech

The courts have held that off-duty conduct will not be protected if the agency can prove a nexus between the offending conduct and the officer’s employment - Full Story

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NC police chief's 'Black Lives Matter' Facebook post being reviewed

The NAACP and other leaders are looking into a post by a veteran police chief on his personal Facebook - Full Story

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Man mistakenly texts Fla. narcotics cop for drugs

A man looking to buy and sell drugs accidentally texted a police captain in the local department’s narcotics unit - Full Story

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Man admits helping launch cyberattack on a Mo. county police union website

The attack took down the St. Louis County Police Association website from three Twitter accounts that he controlled - Full Story

Columns

When officers become the target: How to protect yourself from doxing American Military University - In Public Safety

When officers become the target: How to protect yourself from doxing

Once an individual has been exposed through doxing, they may be targeted for online harassment - Full Story

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Ill. city approves $125K Twitter lawsuit settlement

The lawsuit lawsuit filed by a man whose home was raided by police over a fake Twitter account he created of the mayor - Full Story



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Perspectives on Policing Perspectives on Policing
with Loraine Burger
Be Advised... Be Advised...
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