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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: Okla. chief defends playful recruiting video

Controversy over a recruiting video has been stirring in the community, but while some residents said it's embarrassing, the chief stands behind it - Full Story

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Pa. suspect's selfie thwarts escape from cops

Pa. suspect's selfie thwarts escape from cops

Officers found a man trying to flee assault charges because he posted a selfie on Facebook while sitting on a Greyhound bus out of town - Full Story

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Seattle chief warns officers about social media posts after cops put on leave

Twice within the past week, chief has put officers on paid leave after inflammatory comments appeared under their names on Facebook and Twitter - Full Story

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Pa. teen takes selfie with dead body, charged with murder

A funeral is being held for a 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who authorities say was shot by a teen who took a selfie with his body.

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Pa. teen takes selfie with dead body, charged with murder

A funeral is being held for a 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who authorities say was shot by a teen who took a selfie with his body - Full Story

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Wanted man to Canada PD: See you Monday

Wanted man to Canada PD: See you Monday

Rodney Constantine made good on his promise after he commented on the department's Facebook post regarding his warrants - Full Story

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Investigators nab iPad theives when selfies appear on owner's iCloud

Two men arrested in Houston are accused of stealing an iPad and using it to take selfies that they unknowingly uploaded to the owner's iCloud account.
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Investigators nab iPad thieves when selfies appear on owner's iCloud

The men appeared in the photos displaying money they are also accused of taking from the victim - Full Story

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Police: Snapchat message sparked stabbing, leaving teen dead

The teen is charged as an adult with murder and possession of a knife - Full Story

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College student antagonizes cop for allegedly sleeping in squad

A college student threatens to post a video to YouTube after asking a cop why his cruiser has been parked in a church parking lot for several hours in the early morning.



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