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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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Ky. police unveil texting program to stop school bullying

Students can anonymously text police about violence, drugs, and other issues - Full Story

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Speed, accuracy, social media, and 'the news' Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Speed, accuracy, social media, and 'the news'

In the case of Sandy Hook, social media technology compounded the scope — and the whopping number — of reporters' errors in the lemming rush to 'break' a news story - Full Story

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Calif. police spreading news faster with social media

One town is using Twitter and Nixle to text and email the community important news - Full Story

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EU police agency opens unit to tackle cybercrime

It will combat online offenses from banking fraud to peddling images of child sex abuse - Full Story

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Dept. releases iPhone driving app

Dept. releases iPhone driving app

The app, known as 'First Response,' takes the form of a game, challenging members of the public to a time trial lap around a virtual version of the grounds of the force headquarters - Full Story

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Facebook Forum: What are your career goals for 2013? P1 Community - The Question

Facebook Forum: What are your career goals for 2013?

We asked our Facebook Fans  for their response to the question “What have you set as your 2013 goals and objectives for your police career?”  We got answers from fan... - Full Story

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Teen’s Facebook boast leads to hit-and-run arrest

Teen’s Facebook boast leads to hit-and-run arrest

A status bragging about his drunk charades quickly spread to Ore. police - Full Story

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2012 in Review: 12 lasting impressions Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

2012 in Review: 12 lasting impressions

To say that this has been a difficult year is an understatement of impossible proportion - Full Story

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'Virtual' police ridealongs via Twitter on the rise

'Virtual' police ridealongs via Twitter on the rise

Also known as 'tweetalongs,' events are set for a specific number of hours, with an officer or 'designated Tweeter' posting their calls and experiences - Full Story



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