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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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Medford Police arrest 2 for alleged stolen vehicle

Camera man who calls himself "marked guardian" catches an arrest on film, as spectators inform him 2 have been arrested for a stolen vehicle.

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Woman tweets as she attacks burglar with bear mace

Woman tweets as she attacks burglar with bear mace

She set a trap and waited for the burglar, while tweeting every action - Full Story

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Officer pepper sprays out-of-control teen

Mother called police after kid broke $3000 television because his mother refused to buy him a video game.

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Family learns of student's death on Facebook

Social media post seen by family friend, forwarded to parents before authorities could notify them - Full Story

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New website lets Mich. residents keep up on crime

New website lets Mich. residents keep up on crime

Users can see the date, time, location and description of cases with just the click of a mouse - Full Story

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2 India officers suspended for Facebook arrests

The policemen were suspended indefinitely and the magistrate who registered the case against the women was transferred to another district - Full Story

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Fort Worth PD's PSA for safe driving

The Fort Worth police recognize that civilians and police alike are easily distracted behind the wheel, and emphasize the importance of focusing in this exaggerated PSA.

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Tampa Police encourage citizens to "Call Me Maybe"

The Tampa Police Department lip-sync the Carly Rae Jepsen hit to tell their community to call the department with crime tips and information.

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Judge filmed beating his daughter is reinstated

Girl filmed him whipping her repeatedly in 2011; judge's punishment by courts is public warning - Full Story

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Viral photos, videos help police catch suspects

Viral photos, videos help police catch suspects

The community is acting as 'Big Brother' using camera phones, social media - Full Story



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Social Media for Cops Columnists

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with Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq.
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