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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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Gun group sues Hawaii police over Facebook posts

A pro-gun charity has filed a federal lawsuit over posts that Honolulu police removed from their Facebook page - Full Story


Alleged car thief posts videos of crime online

During one video, suspect is seen holding and appearing to shoot a gun while driving - Full Story


Pa. police: Tweets weren't from us

By Dan Nephin Intelligencer Journal LANCASTER, Pa. The direct Twitter message bearing the Lancaster... - Full Story


Judge: Legal for Facebook 'friends' to show profiles to police

Judge: Legal for Facebook 'friends' to show profiles to police

Authorities collected evidence from the Facebook page of a reputed Bronx gang member who boasted online about his alleged criminal exploits - Full Story


ACLU backs deputies fired for Facebook 'likes'

Case revolves around 6 sheriff's employees who were fired after they supported the sheriff's re-election opponent - Full Story


Police arrest man for Olympic tweets

A man has been arrested in connection to Twitter postings directed at a British Olympic diver - Full Story


Infographic: How police investigators are using social media Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Infographic: How police investigators are using social media

An overwhelming majority of investigators using social media for investigative purposes are “self ta... - Full Story


Vigilante bike theft victim

A man whose bike was stolen made a YouTube video and not only got his bicycle back, but used it to chase down the suspect before police arrested him.


Cops: Social networking can help predict crime

Social scientists who have studied murder say they've gotten to where they can predict who is most likely to become a homicide victim - Full Story


Deputy fired after Facebook post supporting candidate running against sheriff

Former deputy said he was fired 15 hours after he posted an announcement to Facebook about who he supported for sheriff - Full Story

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