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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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Cops: Social networking can help predict crime

Social scientists who have studied murder say they've gotten to where they can predict who is most likely to become a homicide victim - Full Story

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Deputy fired after Facebook post supporting candidate running against sheriff

Former deputy said he was fired 15 hours after he posted an announcement to Facebook about who he supported for sheriff - Full Story

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Facebook Forum: What made you want to become a police officer? P1 Community - The Question

Facebook Forum: What made you want to become a police officer?

By PoliceOne Staff Why did you become a cop? It's a question we recently posed to our Facebook fans. Replies ranged from the tongue-in-cheek to the moving... - Full Story

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Man who taunted NZ police on Facebook turns himself in

Suspect posted an attention-grabbing Facebook message underneath a post with his picture calling for information on his whereabouts - Full Story

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US police behind most data requests on Twitter

80% of 'global demands' for personal info on Twitter come from US law enforcement, typically for use in criminal investigations - Full Story

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Ill. police use Facebook to catch red light-runners

Motorists who run red lights may find their photo on the police department's Facebook page - Full Story

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'Facecrook' site to help NJ sheriff find fugitives

Lists, photos of wanted criminals on warrants will allow residents to report on them - Full Story

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More police use YouTube to tell their own stories

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are embracing online video to cast doubt on false claims and offer their own perspective to the public - Full Story

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Sex offenders fight for right to use Facebook

ACLU: Unconstitutional to bar sex offenders from using basic online services - Full Story

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Twitter snap catches transit cop sleeping on job

Transit police staff discovered a picture of the sleeping officer that a passenger posted to Twitter - Full Story



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