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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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Calif. PD considers Facebook 'shaming' of drunken drivers

A councilman said he thought the Facebook list could serve as a "sort of public shaming for those who drive drunk" - Full Story


Video: LA cop explains Golden Globes security

Fans and celebrities will descend upon the venue Sunday - Full Story


Video: Cops investigate female brawl in Fla.

They have developed several leads and also may have important vehicle information - Full Story


Amber Alerts for missing kids come to Facebook

Facebook users in all 50 states can now sign up to receive Amber Alerts in their region - Full Story

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Social Media in Law Enforcement

Social Media in Law Enforcement

Social media is in a stage of rapid growth. Some law enforcement agencies have already experienced tremendous successes; while others are ready but aren't sure how how to get started. Check out our exclusive coverage of the 2010 SMILE Conference.

- Full Story


Poll: Your department’s social media policy

In developing a social media policy for your department, what do you consider to be the best answer to... - Full Story


NM police website tracks crime

The website links businesses through the Internet with ADPS, alerting them to crimes being committed in the community - Full Story


Video: St. Louis PD investigates filmed 'beating'

A YouTube video surfaced showing a city officer hitting a man with his nightstick - Full Story


Social Media + Internet + Law Enforcement = SMILE Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

Social Media + Internet + Law Enforcement = SMILE

The second SMILE Conference will take place Jan. 10-12 in California - Full Story


Video: Dog iPhone app helps cops catch burglar

Footage of the robbery was aired on a local news affiliate, which helped police arrest the intruder - Full Story

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Social Media for Cops Columnists

Social Media Concepts and Best Practices Social Media Concepts and Best Practices
with C.L. Swinney
Perspectives on Policing Perspectives on Policing
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