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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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Anti-cop activist arrested in Mont. after buying guns for 'revolution'

On his podcast, the man compared shooting police officers to 'shooting gophers' - Full Story

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Miss. man bombs Wal-Mart for stopping sales of Confederate themed flags

The man posted threats to Facebook calling the retail giant 'anti-American' - Full Story

Columns

Why police agencies should embrace news media Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

Why police agencies should embrace news media

Working with – not against – news organizations will help you better control your agency's narrative - Full Story

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Texas PD responds to racial profiling claim, says cops stopped woman for 'safety'

Dash cam footage of the encounter has viewers split on why woman was stopped - Full Story

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Conn. police worried by ambush assaults, social media hostility

Police say every error or misjudgment is broadcast endlessly, creating hostility towards cops - Full Story

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Officers surprised by free lunch from thankful NC citizens

The citizens hashtagged the bill with ‘Blue Lives Matter’ - Full Story

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Does response to SC classroom arrest video show law enforcement rift?

Does response to SC classroom arrest video show law enforcement rift?

The pervasiveness of smartphones could be inhibiting officers' ability, or at least their willingness, to fight crime. - Full Story

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Squealer dealers: Del. drug dealers urged to rat out competitors

Within 24 hours of posting the call for tipsters, the department has received two reports - Full Story

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Video: DC officer has dance-off with teen

The officer said 'show me your hands or dance moves' - Full Story



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