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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

'John-shaming' potent tactic for Calif. police

Bay Area johns have a new worry: finding their mug shots and charges posted on Facebook for all to see - Full Story

News

Video: Former Okla. chief makes public apology over Facebook post

The chief resigned after sharing a video clip to his Facebook page that had a racial slur in the title - Full Story

Videos

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.

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How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

The fear of releasing too much information too early has been replaced by the fear of having your story silenced by the kinds of tortured narrative that framed the Michael Brown story.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How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson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



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Social Media for Cops Columnists

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