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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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Teen uses Facebook to alert cops in mom's domestic

He wrote, "Would somebody please call 911 - my mom's boyfriend won't let her use the phone." - Full Story


Don't let technology hurt your career

PoliceOne Columnist Betsy Brantner Smith offers a few thoughts on the hazards to your career that things such as SMS “text” messages, email, and the Internet can be. The way in which you communicate using these technologies — and the individual messages you send and receive — can be subpoenaed and used in court.


Video: Cops arrest three after Delaware brawl goes viral

Investigators are glad the crimes were recorded, but say they do not yet know the videographer's identity - Full Story


Philly PD launches "Video Villains" to catch crooks via social media

Program aims to use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others to generate case leads - Full Story


P1 First Person: Instant communication with Nixle, Twitter, and Facebook PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Instant communication with Nixle, Twitter, and Facebook

When trying to compare and contrast the pros and cons of these three tools, the room begins to spin, but this simple breakdown might help - Full Story


Gangster rapper who claimed brutality joins department he once sued

Roberto Acevedo Jr. (aka Young Reek) now patrols the streets he once rapped about for the department he once sued - Full Story


A Facebook survival guide for cops

A Facebook survival guide for cops

Two words that should never be used in the same sentence: Facebook and privacy. It’s not about slamming Facebook; it’s about behaving online in ways that don’t compromise your safety or the safety of your family. Mixing personal and professional


A survival guide for cops on Facebook Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

A survival guide for cops on Facebook

The more I think about it, the more convinced I become that cops shouldn’t have personal profiles on Facebook - Full Story

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