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Social Media for Cops

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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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.
July 10, 2014

La. cop locks himself in 100+ degree car to prove point

Officer David Melancon of the Thibodaux Police Department sat locked in his car with no air conditioning and videotaped his slow decline.
July 01, 2014

Baltimore cops ‘Happy’ after social media milestone

Department dancing to Pharrell's "Happy" after reaching 50,000 followers on Twitter.
June 27, 2014

Texas cop's rescue of lost pit bull goes viral

Sergeant Gary Carter went out on a call from some people worried about a vicious dog, but when he arrived, he realized it was the dog that needed help.
June 18, 2014

Ga. man invites cops to view his YouTube channel, arrested

Video shows an "obvious marijuana grow operation."
June 10, 2014

Vegas cop killer decried government on YouTube

Investigators are studying videos and a range of other social media posts as they try to untangle what led Jerad Miller and his wife to gun down two police officers and a civilian in Las Vegas.
June 03, 2014

Motorcycle driver arrested after pursuit posted to PD's Facebook

April 4 pursuit reached speeds of up to 115 miles per hour.



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