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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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Law clerk resigns over comments on NJ trooper's death

Mourned deer killed in the crash instead of trooper and said trooper's death was "not tragic" - Full Story

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How to use social media to investigate missing child cases American Military University - In Public Safety

How to use social media to investigate missing child cases

Social media is a powerful tool for investigations, especially when it comes to locating missing persons - Full Story

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High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

Court did not specify to lower courts exactly what the standard of proof should be - Full Story

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How police can manage news media during an OIS

How police can manage news media during an OIS

Understanding and working together with the media yields far better results than actively resisting them. - Full Story

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3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

The Columbus Police Department recruited the inmates with the help of the state prisons agency and produced a YouTube video in which the offenders share their how-to tips - Full Story

Columns

How police can manage news media during an OIS Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

How police can manage news media during an OIS

Understanding and working together with the media yields far better results than actively resisting them - Full Story

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8 tips for controlling obscenities and trolls on your PD’s Facebook

8 tips for controlling obscenities and trolls on your PD’s Facebook

When “keyboard commandos” want to spew their venom on your department’s social media pages, what should you do? - Full Story

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Va. trooper's good deed for stranded student goes viral

Va. trooper's good deed for stranded student goes viral

20-year-old student Joseph Owusu was driving home from school at night when his back tire blew - Full Story

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8 tips for controlling obscenities and trolls on your PD’s Facebook Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

8 tips for controlling obscenities and trolls on your PD’s Facebook

When “keyboard commandos” want to spew their venom on your department’s social media pages, what should you do? - Full Story

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Vegas captain gets job back after giving copter ride to rock star

Vegas captain gets job back after giving copter ride to rock star

Former police captain who resigned rather than be demoted for helping a guitarist use PD's copter for a wedding proposal is poised to get his job back - Full Story



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