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Social Media for Cops

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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World Zombie Day triggers police warning

Deputy commissioner Ross Barnett held an amusing press conference after a mock alert was sent out - Full Story

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Military website introduces network for cops

Police.TogetherWeServed.com is a secure site for officers to document their service, connect to others - Full Story

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Capitol Police react to Onion satire

The Onion tweets and article spoke of congressional leaders "brandishing shotguns and semiautomatic pistols" - Full Story

Videos

Officer Roadkill on the Information Highway

In this video, Dave Smith talks to a prominent prosecutor named Val Van Brocklin. Val discusses an important topic that can negatively affect any law enforcement officer's career: improper use of social networking.

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LAPD scrambles to stay ahead of flash mobs

Social networks can be used to plan violence and other criminal activities - Full Story

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Woman asks Facebook friends to report her robbery

Deprived of her phone, woman used her computer to report the crime - Full Story

Exclusives

Using social networking sites as an investigative tool

Using social networking sites as an investigative tool

Leverage the Internet to search beyond just “status updates” and messages — look for images, photographs, and captions, especially on Facebook, Twitpic, and Flickr. - Full Story

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Calif. college student accused of Facebook threat

Prosecutors say a student promised a Virginia Tech-style shooting - Full Story

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Sheriff: Facebook boast leads to arrest

Authorities noticed a Facebook post by a man boasting about eluding officers - Full Story

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Edmonton police to educate citizens via YouTube

Facebook, Twitter are also part of their social media strategy aimed at greater community engagement - Full Story



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