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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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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.
March 04, 2015

LA cops 'doxxed' in wake of fatal Skid Row OIS

Officers' names, addresses and information on their children’s schools were posted online.
March 03, 2015

Texas PD's McConaughey spoof goes viral

The Cedar Hill Police Department is getting quite a bit of attention for a parody of a series of car commercials.
February 20, 2015

Md. police liaison fired for Facebook post about COs

State employee's smart-alecky comment on Facebook about being "groped" by corrections officers has gotten him fired.
February 16, 2015

Okla. chief defends playful recruiting video

Controversy over a recruiting video has been stirring in the community over the past few weeks, but while some residents said it's embarrassing, the chief stands behind it.
February 09, 2015

Pa. teen takes selfie with dead body, charged with murder

A funeral is being held for a 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who authorities say was shot by a teen who took a selfie with his body.



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