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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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The Up-Beat: Cops honor cancer patient, save puppy, inspire little girl

Check out this week's round-up of inspiring stories from around the country - Full Story


Student who tweeted slain Texas deputy ‘deserved to be shot’ arrested on warrant

The tweet quickly went viral and received so much backlash, the student deleted their social media accounts - Full Story


Tech-savvy NY cop uses app to locate suspect, halt crime spree

Tech-savvy NY cop uses app to locate suspect, halt crime spree

Authorities arrested a suspect by tracking him through a smartphone - Full Story


Calif. DOJ unveils website with law enforcement data

The database is the culmination of months of work aimed at improving transparency and government accountability - Full Story


Video: Pa. officer's message about his job goes viral

The 40 second video taken of Officer Miller offers a different glimpse into the life of a police officer - Full Story


New app intended to enhance Ky. campus safety

Users can report suspicious or criminal activity to University Police and can remain anonymous - Full Story


Fla. police: Officer justified in take-down move on viral video

A dash cam video shows officer struggling to put woman in handcuffs before taking her forcefully to the ground - Full Story


La. PD’s PSA aims to educate public on what to do when stopped by cops

A police department created a video detailing how to act during a traffic stop - Full Story

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