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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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Gangs rat selves out by bragging on Twitter

East Harlem has been cleared of 63 dangerous gangsters who openly incriminated themselves in slang-filled, misspelled postings on Twitter - Full Story

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The Fallen Project: A documentary honoring officers Ken Hardesty - Excellence in Training

The Fallen Project: A documentary honoring officers

Sergeant Tom Marchese is leading a small group of working cops to make a two-hour feature film paying homage to America’s police officers killed in the line of duty - Full Story

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4 ways to stay safe on Facebook

4 ways to stay safe on Facebook

At this year’s SMILE Conference, Officer Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department addressed the struggles officers have with technology ethics. - Full Story

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4 ways officers can stay safe on Facebook Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

4 ways officers can stay safe on Facebook

At this year’s SMILE Conference, Officer Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department addressed the struggles officers have with technology ethics - Full Story

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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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