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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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March 29, 2014

Conn. police turn to Facebook to solve crimes

The department started using its 'Like' page to post evidence to generate leads.
March 03, 2014

Video of NOPD cops doing 'the Wobble' goes viral

Winston Harbin and his partner decided to join in on the fun while working at a Carnival.
February 14, 2014

Biker taunts Texas police with extreme video

Alberto Rodriguez posted the video to his Facebook with the caption, 'Catch me if you can'.
February 10, 2014

Dallas chief wants officers tweeting from crime scenes

Dallas Police Chief David Brown wants police officers to operate with social media in mind.
January 27, 2014

SC cops fight crime with tweets

When Barry Norman was shot and killed in Fountain Inn last year, police used his social media account to help identify suspects.
December 18, 2013

Va. police create dating profile to catch perp

From blind date to blind-sided, dinner with a pretty woman turned into a day in court for one Richmond man. Richmond Police used some different and creative tactics to pick him up..
December 15, 2013

Ohio chief lauded for firing back at Kanye West

Brimfield Township Police Chief David Oliver took to Facebook to challenge the rapper after he compare his job to policing.
December 13, 2013

'Silent night, make the burglar run in fright'

Huddersfield, West Yorks police have recorded a crime-fighting parody version of the classic carol Silent Night urging people to stay safe over Christmas.
November 20, 2013

Texas police catch burglar 5 minutes after Facebook post

After finding the suspect, police responded to his taunting "catch me if you can" post saying "We caught you five minutes after you posted this."



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