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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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Facebook led police to Ohio teen held captive in Mo.

The 15-year-old girl was in serious danger while she was held captive - Full Story

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Video forensics expert: Audio in viral Chicago OIS video is doctored

The Chicago Police Department spokesman also said its in-house experts determined the audio is not authentic - Full Story

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Citing shootings, NY sheriff urges citizens to carry guns

The sheriff also urged all police officers, whether on active duty or retired, to never leave home without a firearm - Full Story

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How social media tools can help PDs overcome data overload

How social media tools can help PDs overcome data overload

Incorporating a formal toolset into an agency’s social media program can dramatically help officers sift through data at a very large scale - Full Story

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Police track down, arrest Fla. woman for viral photo of dog with mouth taped shut

The photo made its rounds on social media with the caption, "this is what happens when you don''t shut up" - Full Story

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Wash. police use 'Star Wars' PSA to fight the 'dark side of theft'

The viral video encourages the community to report any suspicious behavior - Full Story

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San Francisco's 'Hot Cop' arrested in hit-and-run

San Francisco's 'Hot Cop' arrested in hit-and-run

The officer gained attention last year when residents began posting pictures and articles about him on social media - Full Story

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Ore. officer removed from patrol after tweet about Black Lives Matter

Officer John Hurlman, a 24-year bureau veteran, removed the post from his Twitter feed - Full Story

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Ejected football fan sends 20 dozen doughnuts to university police

Ejected football fan sends 20 dozen doughnuts to university police

Two-hundred-forty doughnuts — every one of them covered in coconut — raised suspicions among officers - Full Story



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