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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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Fla. deputy sues over critical website

Filed defamation lawsuit against a former deputy who operates a website that allows people to anonymously criticize police - Full Story

Columns

Beware of police impersonators online Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

Beware of police impersonators online

No one makes a protective vest for a cop on Facebook - Full Story

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Calif. police among nation's most followed on Twitter

Not surprisingly, a police department whose city limits include the headquarters of such high-tech icons as Google and LinkedIn is among the most followed agencies on Twitter - Full Story

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Twitter fights subpoena in NYC Occupy arrest case

Manhattan district attorney demanded the tweets and user information of a protester - Full Story

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Maine police recuit with video

Chief says more departments across the country are turning to social media to recruit new officers - Full Story

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Phila. cop makes a convincing case for Twitter patrols

Phila. cop makes a convincing case for Twitter patrols

Philadelphia police detective Joe Murray says he’s no different from the officers of 50 or 60 years ago who strolled the neighborhood on foot patrol, striking up conversations with residents. - Full Story

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What I learned at ILEETA 2012

What I learned at ILEETA 2012

Despite budget cuts, this year was the second-most-highly attended with around 800 participants. - Full Story

Columns

Phila. detective makes a convincing case for Twitter patrols Hayley Hudson - Stories from the Beat

Phila. detective makes a convincing case for Twitter patrols

Not just about people-pleasing, online initiatives can build trust and solve crimes - Full Story

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Mayday, May Day! Preparing for Occupy 2.0

Mayday, May Day! Preparing for Occupy 2.0

The Occupy movement was relatively dormant though the winter, but now that spring has sprung, we can be assured that these events will be back — and possibly back with a vengeance. - Full Story

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Idaho police share use of force video

Video explains common myths fueled by Hollywood about officer-involved shootings - Full Story



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