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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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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


Facebook Forum: What made you want to become a police officer? P1 Community - The Question

Facebook Forum: What made you want to become a police officer?

By PoliceOne Staff Why did you become a cop? It's a question we recently posed to our Facebook fans. Replies ranged from the tongue-in-cheek to the m... - Full Story


Man who taunted NZ police on Facebook turns himself in

Suspect posted an attention-grabbing Facebook message underneath a post with his picture calling for information on his whereabouts - Full Story


US police behind most data requests on Twitter

80% of 'global demands' for personal info on Twitter come from US law enforcement, typically for use in criminal investigations - Full Story


Ill. police use Facebook to catch red light-runners

Motorists who run red lights may find their photo on the police department's Facebook page - Full Story

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