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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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Social media posts can lead to jail

Social media posts can lead to jail

For law enforcement, social networking is proving to be a useful investigative tool, especially in catching criminals who think nobody is watching - Full Story

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In law enforcement, is respect given or earned? P1 Community - The Question

In law enforcement, is respect given or earned?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “[In law enforcement,] is respect given or earned?” Police Sgt. William Bolt... - Full Story

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Police chief uses Facebook to promote harsh sentencing for child molester

Police chief uses Facebook to promote harsh sentencing for child molester

The chief took to his department's page, writing, "please consider coming out and helping us fill the courtroom" - Full Story

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4 ways social media can help police departments Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

4 ways social media can help police departments

You can’t measure the quality of your department by your social media presence, but you can change your community’s perception of your department - Full Story

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Austin chief apologizes for angry Twitter war

The police chief and an anonymous person on Twitter got into a heated debate that ended with the chief deleting his post - Full Story

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Suspect caught 12 hours after taunting police on Facebook

Police were hoping the post with his mugshot would attract tips - not a taunt from the suspect - Full Story

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Investigating Twitter: Mining social media for intel Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Investigating Twitter: Mining social media for intel

What are some social media best practices in the area of crime prevention, investigation, and enforcement? - Full Story

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Infographic: Twitter makes inroads into police work Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Infographic: Twitter makes inroads into police work

In the days following the Boston Marathon bombings, the number of "followers" for the @Boston_Police Twitter handle increased more than 500 percent in less than three weeks - Full Story

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Waitress fired after bashing Okla. police on Facebook

After a previous negative experience with police, she snapped a picture of three cops and added a threatening caption - Full Story

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Facebook Forum: New scenarios for your simulator P1 Community - The Question

Facebook Forum: New scenarios for your simulator

In the first week of May, we asked our Facebook fans what new scenarios they would program into their agencies' use-of-force or driving simulators if they had the option. We ... - Full Story



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