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.
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.
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