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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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NYPD tells officers to keep social media clean

An internal order advises them to be careful with what they reveal online — even urging them not to disclose that they're on the force - Full Story

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Mass. police broadcast 'what it takes to be a cop'

Videos that debut on the department's social media pages show what the life of a cop is like for aspiring recruits - Full Story

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Wis. police create viral videos to catch criminals

The police captain hopes that spreading the faces of misdemeanor offenders will prompt more tips or people turning themselves in - Full Story

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Photo: Officer hailed as 'hero' for helping woman in rain

Photo: Officer hailed as 'hero' for helping woman in rain

The photo was picked up by a news station hours later and became a viral hit - Full Story

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NYPD tactics slash murder rate

NYPD tactics slash murder rate

One approach involves charging teen gang members with conspiracy, using taunts and threats they post on social-media sites - Full Story

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Social media sites change investigation methods

Some criminals are posting about the crimes they commit, others post false leads - Full Story

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FBI issues social media safety tips for law enforcement

Criteria broken down by retired by the assistant chief agent at the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center - Full Story

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Philly DA asks Facebook to take down 'Kill rats' page

By Joseph A. Slobodzian The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia District Attorney... - Full Story

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Maryland sheriff's office posts 'disturbing' tweet

The post "joked" that the IRS sent back his tax return due to listing illegal immigrants, drug abusers and prisoners among others as dependents - Full Story

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Court: Sex offender Facebook ban unconstitutional

A federal judge's decision upholding the law was overturned, saying the state was justified in trying to protect children but that the "blanket ban" went too far by restricting free speech - Full Story



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