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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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November 29, 2012

Officer pepper sprays out-of-control teen

Mother called police after kid broke $3000 television because his mother refused to buy him a video game.
November 16, 2012

Fort Worth PD's PSA for safe driving

The Fort Worth police recognize that civilians and police alike are easily distracted behind the wheel, and emphasize the importance of focusing in this exaggerated PSA.
November 08, 2012

Tampa Police encourage citizens to "Call Me Maybe"

The Tampa Police Department lip-sync the Carly Rae Jepsen hit to tell their community to call the department with crime tips and information.
September 30, 2012

Girl fights to save cop dad's job

An officer whose daughter is "a big daddy's girl" was surprised the 11-year-old made a YouTube video fighting to save his job — and their family home — from budget cuts.
July 28, 2012

Vigilante bike theft victim

A man whose bike was stolen made a YouTube video and not only got his bicycle back, but used it to chase down the suspect before police arrested him.
September 27, 2011

Officer Roadkill on the Information Highway

In this video, Dave Smith talks to a prominent prosecutor named Val Van Brocklin. Val discusses an important topic that can negatively affect any law enforcement officer's career: improper use of social networking.
March 08, 2011

Don't let technology hurt your career

PoliceOne Columnist Betsy Brantner Smith offers a few thoughts on the hazards to your career that things such as SMS “text” messages, email, and the Internet can be. The way in which you communicate using these technologies — and the individual messages you send and receive — can be subpoenaed and used in court.
August 23, 2010

Man fights with Denver PD on bridge (Full version)

This is the complete video of an incident on a bridge in Denver between a man and the police. According to a P1 member, the prior version was edited by the man's lawyer.
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March 18, 2010

Cop killer has Facebook friends

A man on death row for killing a police officer has found his way onto Facebook. Affiliate WJHL has more.
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