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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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Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them - Full Story

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Texas cop shot in face during standoff recovering

Texas cop shot in face during standoff recovering

A Texas police officer shot in the face during a standoff Tuesday is recovering after undergoing jaw reconstruction surgery - Full Story

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What cops should know about ‘checking in’ on social media Ron LaPedis - Private Industry and Public Safety

What cops should know about ‘checking in’ on social media

Are you and your family unknowingly broadcasting enough information to give an attacker a better chance to target you? - Full Story

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Instagram becomes treasure trove of evidence for Fla. cops

Recent South Florida cases stemmed from photos or video posted on Instagram, the fast-growing social media site - Full Story

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St. Louis man charged with threatening police on Twitter

Jason Valentine, 35, faces 10 felony counts of making a terrorist threat after several tweets in which he mentioned "Kill a Pig Night" - Full Story

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Teen arrested over replica gun pointed at cop car

Montrae Toliver, 17, was arrested Monday for allegedly making a terroristic threat after posting a picture with the caption, 'Should I do it?' - Full Story

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Pa. man jailed for Facebook threats against police

Pa. man jailed for Facebook threats against police

Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he posted Facebook comments encouraging people to kill police - Full Story

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Judge: Cops can create fake profiles to lure suspects

The judge ruled that the sharing of information between police and a suspect was consensual - Full Story

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NYC man charged with posting threat to police

18-year-old Devon Coley was arraigned Monday on a charge of making a terroristic threat - Full Story

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Police departments on alert after NY cop killings

Police departments on alert after NY cop killings

Big-city PDs and union leaders nationwide are warning the rank and file to wear body armor after a deadly ambush against police - Full Story



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