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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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Va. trooper's good deed for stranded student goes viral

Va. trooper's good deed for stranded student goes viral

20-year-old student Joseph Owusu was driving home from school at night when his back tire blew - Full Story

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8 tips for controlling obscenities and trolls on your PD’s Facebook Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

8 tips for controlling obscenities and trolls on your PD’s Facebook

When “keyboard commandos” want to spew their venom on your department’s social media pages, what should you do? - Full Story

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Vegas captain gets job back after giving copter ride to rock star

Vegas captain gets job back after giving copter ride to rock star

Former police captain who resigned rather than be demoted for helping a guitarist use PD's copter for a wedding proposal is poised to get his job back - Full Story

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10 powerful police photos that encourage drivers to #MoveOver

People took to Twitter to remind motorists that those who don’t move over are putting lives at risk - Full Story

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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

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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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