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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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Medical center employee makes hateful comments following officer’s death

A University of Maryland Medical Center employee is being investigated after making disparaging comments on her Facebook page about the death of Officer First Class Jason Schneider.

News

Facebook 'Likes' leads to surf riot suspect's arrest

The suspect, proud of his actions, 'liked' the Huntington Beach Police Department's picture #15 and shared it with friends - Full Story

News

Tweets help change manslaughter charge to murder

18-year-old Cody Hall of Calif. is accused of killing a bicyclist while driving 80 in a 40mph zone; boasted on Twitter about how fast he liked to drive - Full Story

Columns

Tweeting your way to better community relations the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Tweeting your way to better community relations

Using social media has helped humanize police and improve relations with their communities - Full Story

News

'Awesome' police tweet gets mechanic in search of weed fired

Toronto police decided to tweet back to acknowledge they saw the post - Full Story

Columns

Case Study: Fugitive unit supplements manpower with technology Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Case Study: Fugitive unit supplements manpower with technology

Pinellas County, Fla. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri shares how he reinstated an effective fugitive unit with limited resources - Full Story

Exclusives

Forget Facebook: Be a real-world friend

Forget Facebook: Be a real-world friend

In today's world of Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn, people are seemingly so caught up in the number of friends or followers they have that they've forgotten to seek to be worth knowing in the first place. - Full Story

News

Facebook post helps cops catch serial dine-and-dasher

Facebook post helps cops catch serial dine-and-dasher

An annoyed restaurant decided to make the man's face public by posting it to their Facebook page - Full Story

News

Photo: Cleveland kidnap survivor sends police ‘thank you’ note

Michelle Knight thanked police on behalf of herself and the other two victims for their help and support - Full Story

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Video: Pa. police chief makes profanity-laced 'apology'

Chief Mark Kessler posted a video to YouTube stating he had offended viewers in a previous video with his language - Full Story



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