FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Detroit Police Crack Down on Officers' Social Media Use

June 24, 2011  | 

The Detroit Police Department is limiting how its officers use social networking sites such as Facebook with a new more restrictive policy.

In a new directive approved by the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, officers can be punished for releasing information considered privileged that relates to crimes, accidents, or violations. The directive says employees have to use discretion to avoid discrediting or disrespecting the department.

The new policy came in response to a Detroit officer who posted pictures on Facebook of a man wielding a machete. The man was shot by an officer and suffered a non-life-threatening injury. The officer who posted the pictures wasn't suspended.

Source: Detroit Free Press


Watch What You Post

Cops Tackle Social Media at SMILE Conference

Dallas Police Hire Social Media Officer

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

New World Systems to Modernize Multi-Jurisdictional Sheriff's Office in Idaho
Emergency response officials in Bonneville County, ID, selected New World Systems to...
TacView Releases 3.10 Tactical Pole Camera
The TacView 3.10 is a pole-mounted, IR/color camera that can help you search areas in full...
Video: Body Cams Help Prove Tennessee Deputy Innocent
A Knox County, TN, deputy's body camera helped prove his innocence after he was accused of...
New York Terror Drill Reveals Problems with EMT Radios in Subways
While city cops and firefighters participated in a much-touted terror drill at a Manhattan...
Cannabix Technologies Testing Marijuana Breathalyzer Prototype
With marijuana legalization one big step closer to becoming a reality in Canada, a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine