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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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On the Internet, silence cannot be misquoted Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

On the Internet, silence cannot be misquoted

There have been occasions right here on PoliceOne that a comment has been posted we felt might be harmful to the person posting — we delete those whenever we find them - Full Story

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Hacker group 'Anonymous' hits FBI

Anonymous explained via Twitter that the attack was in retaliation for the FBI's crackdown on Megaupload.com, alleged to be a source of online piracy - Full Story

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Mom, son safe after 'dead by morning' Facebook post

Police in Utah arrested Troy Reed Critchfield, 33, and booked him into jail Saturday for investigation of charges including aggravated kidnapping, forcible sodomy - Full Story

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Police alerted to Ind. deaths by Facebook post

A woman called police after seeing a chilling Facebook posting - Full Story

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NYPD Facebook probe raises free speech question

NYPD Facebook probe raises free speech question

The NYPD's investigation into Facebook comments on a page about the West Indian Day Parade raises a constitutional free speech issue about whether officers should watch what they say, online and off. - Full Story

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NYPD Facebook probe raises free speech question

Internal affairs detectives are interviewing officers under oath and getting subpoenas for computer records - Full Story

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Video: Bet your badge on Facebook?

We’ve all heard about an officer who has been reprimanded—or even terminated—by his... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Anonymous takes credit for LAPD info leak

Members of the group say they posted officers' home addreses and names of their children - Full Story

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NYPD investigating officers' Facebook comments

The New York Times said it obtained a copy of postings made on the Facebook page, titled "No More West Indian Day Detail" - Full Story

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Law enforcement learns to ‘like’ Facebook

Forays into social media manage to nab criminals in unexpected ways - Full Story



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