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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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Nordstrom fires worker over Facebook post about killing police

Aaron Hodges suggested killing a white officer for every black man killed by police - Full Story

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The 5 best police dance videos of 2014

By PoliceOne Staff We all need to loosen up on the job every once in a while, and what better way to... - Full Story

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'Hackathon' asks techies to aid Seattle police on sensitive-video issues

With police videos increasingly becoming subject to public disclosure, Seattle police are anxious to develop a fast — and inexpensive — way to go through a growing mountain of material and redact sensitive images - Full Story

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15 changes cops think will improve agencies in 2015 P1 Community - The Question

15 changes cops think will improve agencies in 2015

The first step is thinking about what changes you want; the second is discovering how to make them happen - Full Story

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CHP defends plainclothes cop who drew gun at protest

While standing behind the officer, CHP officials also revealed they have created phony Twitter accounts and dressed like demonstrators to do surveillance - Full Story

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Calif. police protests continue, websites hacked

Calif. police protests continue, websites hacked

Several websites for the city of Oakland were knocked out in a likely cyberattack - Full Story

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Community at odds over firing of Texas cops for social media posts

Community members are either rallying for or against two LEOs fired for comments made on a heated social media post - Full Story

Columns

Could Nextdoor replace Facebook for police? Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

Could Nextdoor replace Facebook for police?

Unlike popular social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter, Nextdoor is a virtual neighborhood watch social media platform for specific neighborhoods - Full Story

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An app that connects cops to citizens: Does it make sense? C.L. Swinney - Social Media Concepts and Best Practices

An app that connects cops to citizens: Does it make sense?

Close to 200 law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada are now using the MyPD app - Full Story

Videos

LA officers kill knife-wielding man at crowded Hollywood intersection

Video captured the aftermath following the fatal shooting by officers who responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.



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