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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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September 22, 2015

Ga. woman who threatened cops’ lives online says she was being ironic

The woman was arrested after she made threats against law enforcement on social media.
September 20, 2015

Calif. police under fire over footage of tackled teen

Tuesday morning's confrontation has prompted protests and a flood of comments to the department Facebook page.
August 19, 2015

Philadelphia Police Department recruits with a 90s commercial

The department repurposed a 90s Sizzler commercial to recruit new officers.
July 24, 2015

La. sheriff sends warning to thief

Crime stoppers makes viral videos with sheriff to let thieves know cops are on the way to arrest them
June 16, 2015

Del. police help girl with cancer meet Taylor Swift

When young girl with cancer was unable to attend concert, police created campaign to grant her wish.
April 30, 2015

Ga. woman jailed, banned from Facebook after 'death to white cops' post

Ebony Dickens, posting under the name of Tiffany Milan, called Monday for "death to all white cops nationwide"
April 02, 2015

NY detective's rant at Uber cab driver spurs transfer

Detective heard on video berating an Uber driver was stripped of his gun and badge Wednesday and will be transferred from the police anti-terrorism division.
March 18, 2015

The role social media should play in your department

Police One Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie talks with Mickey Osterreicher about the role social media should play in your department. Both benefits and potential detriments are discussed.
March 10, 2015

Seattle PD posts body cams on new YouTube page

Department has launched a dedicated YouTube page for the release of body camera videos to the public in a bid for transparency.

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Social Media for Cops Columnists

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