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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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Man arrested after 'liking' mug shot on Facebook

Man arrested after 'liking' mug shot on Facebook

Levi Charles Reardon found his mugshot on a Crimestoppers Facebook page and 'liked' it - Full Story

Columns

How the SPD is using YouTube to usher in a new era of police transparency Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

How the SPD is using YouTube to usher in a new era of police transparency

The Seattle Police Department's strategy of looking outward to find solutions may ultimately help agencies nationwide - Full Story

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Subway employee fired for Facebook posts celebrating cop killings

Subway employee fired for Facebook posts celebrating cop killings

Posts referenced the slayings of Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate, who were killed Saturday night during a traffic stop - Full Story

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RISE Award nominee: New chief turns around troubled department, builds trust Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

RISE Award nominee: New chief turns around troubled department, builds trust

Chief Eric Blanchard immediately demonstrated a commitment to transparency and accountability that earned the trust of his officers and his communty - Full Story

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Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'

Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'

Made comments before reprimanding a state trooper who posed for a picture with the rapper - Full Story

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Video: Man robs bank, posts footage to Instagram

Video: Man robs bank, posts footage to Instagram

Said he shouldn't have been charged because he didn't threaten anyone and politely asked for the money - Full Story

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Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen" - Full Story

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How to boost engagement on your agency's Facebook page Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

How to boost engagement on your agency's Facebook page

If you're not engaging your community, maybe it's time to take a step back and re-strategize - Full Story

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SMILE Quick Take: Why one voice in a multi-agency incident is critical to telling the story Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

SMILE Quick Take: Why one voice in a multi-agency incident is critical to telling the story

A tragic mass-killing in Texas taught the Harris County Sheriff’s Office what they needed to do to control the narrative of the story - Full Story



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