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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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June 18, 2013

Privacy Protocols for Officers and the Internet

Doug Wyllie interviews Lauri Stevens regarding officer safety issues related to social networking and the internet. Lauri emphasizes some of the important privacy settings to put in place for officers who use Facebook, as well as camera settings for your cell phone.
December 07, 2012

Canadian Mounted Police release "It Gets Better" video

The RCMP is the latest group to release a "It Gets Better" video, aimed at gay and lesbian youths, encouraging them to deal with the struggles of adolescence.
December 03, 2012

Medford Police arrest 2 for alleged stolen vehicle

Camera man who calls himself "marked guardian" catches an arrest on film, as spectators inform him 2 have been arrested for a stolen vehicle.
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.



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