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Social Media for Cops

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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New tools turn social media into evidence collection

A new technology scans sites like Twitter to act as a virtual stakeout, alerting police when possibly gang activity is occurring - Full Story

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Crafty cops use Facebook 'friend request' to nab suspect

Crafty cops use Facebook 'friend request' to nab suspect

The suspect was wanted for several robbery and sexual assault incidents - Full Story

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Oakland police fight crime tweet by tweet

Five police commanders regularly use their accounts to post tweets asking residents to help solve crimes or be aware of their surroundings - Full Story

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Dallas police unveil new social media strategy, news site

The aim is for the social media sites to give real-time information, especially in the event of a mass casualty incident - Full Story

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Is cyberspace law enforcement's new battleground?

Police are finding that social media is a key tool in tracking down criminals in the Bay Area - Full Story

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Detroit chief vows to find gang member who issued death threat

The death threat against Detroit Police Chief James Craig was made through social media by a gang member who is likely part of a criminal narcotic network - Full Story

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Controversial Pa. chief retires, starts reality show

Chief who gained notoriety for his profanity-laced Internet tirades about the Second Amendment and liberals has left his department - Full Story

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Book Excerpt: Investigating Internet Crimes

There’s a danger in the Internet and social media. The notion that information is enough, that more and more information is enough, that you don’t have to think, you just have to get more information - gets very dangerous - Full Story

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Texas police app reports incidents to union attorneys

When police encounter a sticky situation — ranging from officer-involved shootings to death in custody cases — there's now an app for that - Full Story

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Boy battling cancer asks for birthday cards from police

Boy battling cancer asks for birthday cards from police

Tyler Seddon is about to turn 7 and would like cards from his favorite first responders - Full Story



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