NYPD Forms Social Media Unit
August 10, 2011
The NYPD has formed a new social-media unit of officers assigned to sniff out troublemakers and criminal behavior on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.
One of the department's online and gang gurus, Assistant Commissioner Kevin O'Connor, has been put in charge of the new juvenile justice unit that will operate under the Community Affairs Bureau.
Investigators will seek out information related to gang bragging, plans for wild house parties, and other potential mayhem.
Source: New York Daily News
Social Media Aids Investigations in Kentucky
Dallas Police Hire Social Media Officer
Be the first to comment on this story
Other Recent News
Well-known social networking service Twitter Inc. has suspended 125,000 accounts for...
The government's leisurely reaction to these cyber incidents continues to put the personal...
A hacker on Monday published information that exposes the names, titles, phone numbers,...
Digital Ally has released new software updates for its local VuVault platform. Newly added...
Dallas Police say a growing number of predators who use social media and dating apps such...