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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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Md. officers to live-tweet prostitution sting

The department will live-tweet everything from arrests to suspect photos as they conduct a sting - Full Story


Protestor arrested at military base thanks cops for professionalism

Russell De Young sent a heartfelt letter to the Hampton Police Department thanking them for their handling of the incident - Full Story


NYPD's Twitter request for photos from public backfires

A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired — in a very public way - Full Story


'Tweeting troopers' take citizens on digital ride-alongs

In an age where the world is hungry for information, the KHP formed the Tweeting Troopers as a way to share traffic warnings and tips - Full Story


#LEEDIR: Testing a new digital evidence file-sharing service for police Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

#LEEDIR: Testing a new digital evidence file-sharing service for police

The Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository is an eyewitness photo and video platform that can be activated for free by law enforcement and relief agencies during a catastrophic incident - Full Story


NM firefighter's police Facebook post under investigation

The firefighter joked on Facebook about police killing suspects.


FF under investigation after post about police 'killing suspects'

The department has a social media policy and appropriate action will be taken after the investigation - Full Story


Calif. cops trace pros and cons of social media

One department's Facebook page is now devoted to cold cases in hopes that online discussion will generate new leads - Full Story


Mich. woman arrested after cop sees Facebook boast

22-year-old was put on probation for a drunken driving conviction in 2012 and was called in for a random breathalyzer test.
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Social Media for Cops Columnists

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