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.
An officer in New Mexico realizes now, after being involved in a fatal OIS, that he should have thought harder before listing his occupation on Facebook as ''human waste disposal.''
A strict new policy
Two words that should never be used in the same sentence: Facebook and privacy. It’s not about slamming Facebook; it’s about behaving online in ways that don’t compromise your safety or the safety of your family.
Mixing personal and professional
A councilman in California wants to post drunken drivers' mug shots on the police department’s Facebook page in order to create a "public shaming for those who drive drunk."
Innocent until proven guilty?