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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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News

Okla. town's 'Plastic Popo' deters crime, gains following

Officer proved better suited to the task of deterring speeders than experienced cops because of a compelling attribute: He's a dummy - Full Story

Videos

PD defends actions of cop in traffic stop gone viral

Video shows the officer pulling a gun on the occupants of a vehicle during a traffic stop.

News

Video: PD defends actions of cop in traffic stop gone viral

Video shows the officer pulling a gun on the occupants of a vehicle during a traffic stop - Full Story

Videos

Fugitive arrested after 'ice bucket challenge' reveals location

Man — wanted for violating terms of his parole — posted to Facebook a video of his try at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

News

Fugitive arrested after 'ice bucket challenge' reveals location

Man — wanted for violating terms of his parole — posted to Facebook a video of his try at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Full Story

Exclusives

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

The fear of releasing too much information too early has been replaced by the fear of having your story silenced by the kinds of tortured narrative that framed the Michael Brown story. - Full Story

Columns

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

By the time the police were able to use their pre-Twitter media relations protocol the storytelling battle was already lost - Full Story

Columns

Cloud-based service lets police respond to records requests over social media posts Nick Selby and Dave Henderson - StreetCred Software

Cloud-based service lets police respond to records requests over social media posts

If the ‘Tweet’ is the document of the 21st century, the responsibility of police agencies to produce documents under public records requests has just gotten more intense - Full Story

News

Photo: Ohio cop goes beyond call of duty for handicapped man

Photo: Ohio cop goes beyond call of duty for handicapped man

An Ohio officer is getting high praise on social media after aiding a man in a wheelchair with his groceries - Full Story

News

Police commission leader: LAPD, Mo. shootings not comparable

Death prompted a backlash on social media against the LAPD, with some comparing it to the shooting of Michael Brown - Full Story



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