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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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Ex-officer allegedly threatened prosecutor

Man accused of targeting official in Facebook postings - Full Story


Lessons learned after one year of #SMILEcon Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

Lessons learned after one year of #SMILEcon

Law enforcement has woken up to realize that social media isn’t just about where their officers get themselves in trouble - Full Story


Study: Police increasingly peeping at Facebook, email, instant messages

Facebook told the news magazine Newsweek that it received 10 to 20 requests from police per day - Full Story


Occupation: 'Human waste disposal'

Occupation: 'Human waste disposal'

An officer in New Mexico realizes now, after being involved in a fatal OIS, that he should have thought harder before listing his occupation on Facebook as ''human waste disposal.'' A strict new policy


NM cop learns risks of social media, Facebook the hard way

NM cop learns risks of social media, Facebook the hard way

Comments posted online can ruin court cases and cost officers their jobs - Full Story


Criminals come out in droves on Facebook

You might not believe just how stupid criminals can be when it comes to social media. Officer John Gay makes them pay for it - Full Story


Are criminals with iPhones and Droids monitoring you?

The new iPhones and Andriod phones are equipped with every fancy feature you could imagine. You can even... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


Facebook pulls cop killer Jamie Hood’s fan page

While the page immediately became a target of controversy, it also gained support: Nearly 2,000 people “liked” it - Full Story


Videos: Miami beach cops face 'angry mob'

According to police and firefighters, the arrests shown in the YouTube videos are the peak of the troubled week - Full Story

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