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Posts for Public Consumption?

September 9, 2014

If you shot somebody tomorrow, how would the post you put online today read in the mind of Miss Mary Poppins sitting at her breakfast table?

Police Cell Phones and Social Media

March 20, 2014

Unbelievable as it may sound, this was probably the first recorded tactical law enforcement call-out conducted over Facebook. Even though I rarely use Facebook, I knew my officers did and better yet they monitored it. The call-out was successful and the suspect was apprehended.

Ariz. Officer Asked Not to Wear Uniform at School

October 3, 2013
A police officer who dropped off his daughter at her Phoenix elementary school was asked by the school's principal not to wear his uniform to the school because other parents were concerned that he was carrying a gun, MyFoxPhoenix.com reported.

Barricaded Man Updated Facebook After Shooting Texas Officer

September 10, 2013
The suspect who allegedly shot a San Antonio Police officer through a motel door surrendered to police after a nine-hour standoff during which he posted Facebook updates.

Hospital Employee's Facebook Attack on LE Follows Duty Death

September 5, 2013
An employee of a Maryland medical center where a Baltimore County Police officer died following a shooting is now under investigation for attacking law enforcement on her Facebook page.

Facebook Page Rallies for Sgt. Who Leaked Tsarnaev Photos

July 22, 2013
More than 40,000 Facebook users have liked a page set up to support the Massachusetts trooper facing a disciplinary hearing for releasing stark images of the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Wanted Suspect Arrested After Facebook Rant To Sheriff

July 15, 2013
A suspect featured on the Pasco County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office Facebook page as a "Fugitive of the Day" was arrested after posting a series of irate comments on the page.

Family Accuses Idaho Sheriff of Cyberbullying

June 27, 2013
The sister of a wanted fugitive claims the Latah County (Idaho) Sheriff's Office bullied him online, which played role in his decision to commit suicide on Sunday.

Fla. Deputy Saves Deer With Doritos Bag On Head

June 10, 2013
A Monroe County Sheriff's deputy likely saved the life of an endangered deer in the Florida Keys late Saturday, when he removed a Doritos bag stuck on its head.

Get Social With POLICE Magazine

May 16, 2013
Every day, we share POLICE content with you in a multitude of ways. And because our print magazine reaches you only once a month, we've set up plenty of other social channels for you to interact with the best law enforcement content on the web.

Using a Photo's Meta Data To Find a Location

May 10, 2013
Within most digital pictures, cameras store meta data called EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) within the header of the file. This data can give you major clues about the origin of the photo.

Police Links: From Pranks to Attacks

April 29, 2013
April contained plenty of fools this year, it seems. As expected this time of year, at least one prank on the first of the month became much more serious than probably intended. Unfortunately, the biggest continuing story of the month was the Boston Marathon bombing. Thankfully, law enforcement was on top of it. Cops don't suffer fools gladly.

Facebook Helps N.Y. Police Solve 45-Year-Old Cold Case

April 24, 2013
A former Fulton, N.Y., resident living in Florida provided the name of 62-year-old Douglas Parkhurst after reading a retired detective's Facebook post about the cold case.

Social Media Ridealongs

March 20, 2013

Not only do social media help agencies establish better community ties, they also provide them with auxiliary networks of support personnel, informants, and sympathetic witnesses.

Va. Agency Honored for Social Media Work

August 2, 2012
The Richmond (Va.) Police Department began using social media sites to communicate with the public in 2008. The agency has accounts in almost every social media outlet, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Ustream.

Video: Ga. Deputy Says He Was Fired for Facebook Post

July 19, 2012
A former Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy says he lost his job because he posted on Facebook that he'd be supporting the current sheriff's opponent.

Online Campaign Vows To Keep Vt. Pig Decals

February 13, 2012
Remember the pig hidden within the decal on the doors of some Vermont State Police cruisers? There's now a movement under way to keep it there.

Indiana State Police Use Social Media to Recruit Troopers

October 18, 2011
The state police has been using Facebook and Twitter to give a behind-the-scenes look at the rigorous training that state police candidates must go through before they're sworn in.

Social Media: Online Investigation

October 17, 2011

Online social networks are already proving themselves invaluable assets to law enforcement. Websites such as Facebook and MySpace provide suspect leads; communities are alerted to missing children and area threats through law enforcement-generated Twitter feeds and e-mail.

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.
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