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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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August 28, 2014

Okla. town's 'Plastic Popo' deters crime, gains following

Officer proved better suited to the task of deterring speeders than experienced cops because of a compelling attribute: He's a dummy.
August 27, 2014

PD defends actions of cop in traffic stop gone viral

Video shows the officer pulling a gun on the occupants of a vehicle during a traffic stop.
August 25, 2014

Fugitive arrested after 'ice bucket challenge' reveals location

Man — wanted for violating terms of his parole — posted to Facebook a video of his try at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
August 12, 2014

'Anonymous' launches operation against Mo. PD, hacks website

The group, under the program they’ve coined “Operation Ferguson,” has warned of further consequences if police interfere with civilians protesting the shooting.
July 25, 2014

Md. man arrested after 'can't catch me' Facebook post

Roger Ray Ireland, 28, saw his wanted poster on the department’s page on July 23.
July 24, 2014

Texas police recruit gay officers through YouTube clip

The Fort Worth Police Department has launched a new effort to make inroads with the city’s gay community.
July 21, 2014

Pickup game between Mo. cops, kids goes viral

The officers said taking 30 minutes to play isn’t that rare; it just happened to be captured on camera this time.
July 21, 2014

Calif. cop placed on leave over YouTube rant about bicyclists

The video, shot in Calabasas, was created by a volunteer reserve officer with the Santa Paula Police Department.
July 10, 2014

San Francisco's 'hot cop of Castro' goes viral on Facebook

The Facebook page, created about two weeks ago, was nearing 13,000 "likes" late Wednesday.



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