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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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Video: Pa. police chief makes profanity-laced 'apology'

Chief Mark Kessler posted a video to YouTube stating he had offended viewers in a previous video with his language - Full Story

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Facebook users rally for cop who leaked Tsarnaev photos

Facebook users rally for cop who leaked Tsarnaev photos

A "Save Sgt. Sean Murphy" group on Facebook had more than 34,000 "likes" 3 days after he released photos for which he might be punished - Full Story

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Top 20 best and worst excuses for speeding P1 Community - The Question

Top 20 best and worst excuses for speeding

#5: "I wasn't speeding, I just got a haircut and it makes me look fast." - Full Story

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Which laws do you least enjoy enforcing? P1 Community - The Question

Which laws do you least enjoy enforcing?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “Which laws do police officers least enjoy enforcing? The question att... - Full Story

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Fugitive caught after tweeting

Fugitive caught after tweeting "Catch me if you can"

Wanda Podgurski, 60, skipped out on her trial for insurance fraud before being caught - Full Story

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Saving lives using social media (Part 1)

Saving lives using social media (Part 1)

The members of the Real Time Crisis Hub have staged over 80 interventions and only 2 of those have needed additional police assistance - Full Story

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Former police chief unveils social network for cops

BlueLine is being beta-tested by about 100 officers with the LAPD - Full Story

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Family accuses cops of cyber bullying after teen's suicide

The suicide victim, 19, was wanted for several drug-related charges and killed himself days after a Facebook post was made - Full Story

Videos

Privacy Protocols for Officers and the Internet

Doug Wyllie interviews Lauri Stevens regarding officer safety issues related to social networking and the internet. Lauri emphasizes some of the important privacy settings to put in place for officers who use Facebook, as well as camera settings for your cell phone.

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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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