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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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October 02, 2014

Iowa PD's safety PSA goes viral

The West Des Moines Police Department is getting the word out on slowing down for emergency vehicles in a creative way.
September 17, 2014

Social media sleuths aid police in gay couple beating probe

Police searching for a group of suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got an assist from social media users.
September 10, 2014

Jail using Twitter to track down unregistered sex offenders

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department is finding social media to be another tool they can use in the search for missing sex offenders.
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.



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