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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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Mass. trooper writes touching tribute to fallen K-9

Mass. trooper writes touching tribute to fallen K-9

K-9 partner had to be put down unexpectedly after being diagnosed with cancer - Full Story

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Motorcycle driver arrested after pursuit posted to PD's Facebook

April 4 pursuit reached speeds of up to 115 miles per hour.

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Man friends victim on Facebook day after robbing her

Woman received a Facebook friend notification and recognized the sender as the man who robbed her - Full Story

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Okla. sheriff's tweets among most popular in US

Okla. sheriff's tweets among most popular in US

The tweeting has helped the agency develop an identity among residents who typically don't have much interaction with law enforcement - Full Story

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CEO behind police social network charged with hit-and-run

The CEO of Nextdoor, a social network designed to help neighbors connect with each other and police, was charged Wednesday - Full Story

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Social media playing key role in Calif. sheriff's race

Social media networks are playing a role for the first time ever in a Merced County sheriff's campaign - Full Story

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Social media a tool, potential pitfall for Ore. cops

The Portland Police Bureau and a growing number of agencies are pressing into sites like Facebook and Twitter - Full Story

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Facebook leads police to Nev. kidnap suspect

Police say they used social media to track a suspected kidnapper from the San Francisco Bay Area to a hotel-casino in northern Nevada - Full Story

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Md. police call off plans to live-tweet prostitution sting

Police in Maryland say they decided against live-tweeting a prostitution sting because of security concerns - Full Story



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