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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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LAPD: No, you can't recharge an iPhone in the microwave

A hoax floating around the Internet seemed so legitimate to some that even police are spreading the warning - Full Story

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Mo. cops apologize for wording on media seminar flier

Community activists and others have posted about the flier on social media, saying the "gorilla" and "animals" references have racial overtones - Full Story

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Trending topics: When a suspect turns to social media

By PoliceOne Staff For this week’s ‘Trending Topics,’ we take a look at five stories... - Full Story

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Photos: Suicidal man uses app to document standoff

A four-hour standoff between a suicidal man and police in Texas was documented online through an anonymous sharing app - Full Story

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Lawsuit filed after Twitter parody sparks police raid

Lawsuit filed after Twitter parody sparks police raid

Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol - Full Story

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Social media sleuths aid police in gay couple beating probe

Police searching for a group of suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got an assist from social media users.

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Social media sleuths aid police in gay couple beating probe

Police searching for a group of suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got an assist from social media users - Full Story

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Ohio PD says no to crimes reported on Facebook

Page is not monitored around the clock, and residents should call 911 or police dispatchers - Full Story

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Jail using Twitter to track down unregistered sex offenders

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is finding social media to be another tool they can use in the search for missing sex offenders.

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Jail using Twitter to track down unregistered sex offenders

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is finding social media to be another tool they can use in the search for missing sex offenders - Full Story



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