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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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Could Nextdoor replace Facebook for police? Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

Could Nextdoor replace Facebook for police?

Unlike popular social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter, Nextdoor is a virtual neighborhood watch social media platform for specific neighborhoods - Full Story

Columns

An app that connects cops to citizens: Does it make sense? C.L. Swinney - Social Media Concepts and Best Practices

An app that connects cops to citizens: Does it make sense?

Close to 200 law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada are now using the MyPD app - Full Story

Videos

LA officers kill knife-wielding man at crowded Hollywood intersection

Video captured the aftermath following the fatal shooting by officers who responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

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Police kill knife-wielding man at crowded Hollywood intersection

Video captured the aftermath of the fatal shooting by officers who responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon - Full Story

News

Police: Garner complicit in own death

In private and on Internet chat rooms, officers say they feel demoralized, misunderstood and "all alone" - Full Story

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St. Louis County cops apologize for Facebook post

Chief is limiting his officers' social media use after a precinct's Facebook page linked the dangers of toy guns to the fatal police shooting of an Ohio boy - Full Story

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Facebook death threats against Darren Wilson lead to arrest

Police arrested 46-year-old Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar after a string of death threats made over Facebook that stretched back to shortly after the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown - Full Story

Videos

Snapchat video leads Texas cops to teen vandals

Police in Houston arrested two teens for damaging a home after linking them to video posted on the popular messaging app.

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Snapchat video leads Texas cops to teen vandals

Police in Houston arrested two teens for damaging a home after linking them to video posted on the popular messaging app - Full Story

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FBI cautions military, police to be on alert for ISIS attacks

Advising military members and police to review their social media accounts to avoid posts that might attract attention from the Islamic State - Full Story



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Social Media for Cops Columnists

Social Media Concepts and Best Practices Social Media Concepts and Best Practices
with C.L. Swinney
Perspectives on Policing Perspectives on Policing
with Loraine Burger