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.
I was speaking recently with a group of cops and the topic of Facebook came up. Each of us had at least one story about somebody we know/knew who had made an ill-advised post to the massive social networking service. - Full Story
A councilman in California wants to post drunken drivers' mug shots on the police department’s Facebook page in order to create a "public shaming for those who drive drunk."
Innocent until proven guilty?
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.