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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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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.
May 02, 2014

Ind. cop strikes K-9 multiple times, placed on leave

A K-9 officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video capturing him striking his K-9 and lifting him by the leash was posted to YouTube.
April 02, 2014

NM firefighter's police Facebook post under investigation

The firefighter joked on Facebook about police killing suspects.
March 31, 2014

Mich. woman arrested after cop sees Facebook boast

22-year-old was put on probation for a drunken driving conviction in 2012 and was called in for a random breathalyzer test.
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