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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.

Pinterest, Twitter Help Calif. Departments with Leads, Communication

February 14, 2014
Some California police departments are now using social media to reunite victims with stolen property, gather evidence to build cases, provide a public platform to track valuables, and distribute breaking news.

Dallas Chief Shames Disciplined Employees on Twitter, Facebook

January 10, 2014
Chief David O. Brown of the Dallas Police Department has been publicly shaming disciplined employees on social media. Brown gives brief accounts of the discipline on his Twitter account and adds more details on his Facebook page.

Omnivore Field Kit

December 20, 2013
The Omnivore Field Kit provides you the ability to capture video directly from the machine that recorded the video by connecting video cables directly to the video feeds coming from the system.

New San Bernardino, Calif., Chief Embraces Social Media to Promote Transparency

December 9, 2013
Burguan, who was confirmed by the San Bernardino City Council at its weekly meeting last Monday, dreams of a transparent department with little controversy. He hopes providing information via social media will help.

Police: Boy Bragged on Instagram of Vandalizing California Deputy's Memorial

November 25, 2013
A 13-year-old boy who allegedly stole a bronze dove from a statue memorializing a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy killed during a massive manhunt earlier this year was caught after bragging on Instagram, authorities told the Los Angeles Times.

Streamlining the Job

November 22, 2013

New technology and modern practices are saving wear and tear on everything from budgets to personnel. In an era of doing more with less, it just makes sense.

ACLU Attacks El Paso Sheriff's Social Media Monitoring

November 11, 2013
El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles and his department attracted plenty of criticism recently after he announced the department was trying to seek a grant to purchase software that would monitor social media to track possible criminal activity.

You Have the Right to Record

October 25, 2013

The Citizens Empowerment Act is an attempt to thwart criminal investigations by launching them into the court of YouTube. It would require federal officers to serve written notice to people under investigation that they are entitled to record interviews with the officers.

Beware the Lone Wolf

October 17, 2013

Lone wolves operate on the fringes of extremist movements, with such loose associations being encouraged by terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, and that makes them harder to detect.

Drawing First Blood

October 9, 2013

Reporters rarely get all the facts right because the facts are hazy by the time their first stories are posted on the Web, broadcast, or inked onto paper. That haziness doesn't clear until the official investigation is complete. By then the reporters have created a "truth" that persists in the public consciousness.

Social Media Strategy Consultation and Training

October 8, 2013
LAwS Communications works exclusively with law enforcement with regard to social media strategy. Social media is much more than a box to check. LAwScomm has strategy. IACP Booth #1115

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.

N.J. Officer Suspended for Sleeping In Cruiser

September 30, 2013
A Belleville (N.J.) Police officer caught napping in his patrol car in a retail store's parking lot has been suspended by his agency.

Pa. Council Moves to Fire Profane Chief

September 20, 2013
Chief Mark Kessler was suspended July 31 for using borough weapons to produce a series of profanity-laden YouTube videos. The council voted 6-1 on Thursday to fire him.

How Boomers and Gen Y Can Bridge the Tech Gap

September 18, 2013
Technology is catching up with the demands of the profession, and the Gen Yers are very adept at using that technology. With baby boomers at the helm of most law enforcement agencies, the technology isn't being used to its full potential.

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.

Profane Pa. Chief Won't Back Down

August 30, 2013
Days before his 30-day suspension is scheduled to end, Gilberton (Pa.) Police Chief Mark Kessler has posted another YouTube video, this one showing him shooting a target he calls "Eric," the first name of a borough councilman who wants him fired.

Video: Teen Accidentally Hit By Patrol Car

August 5, 2013
Tim Crawford's brush with the law happened about a month ago, but it went viral last week when professional skateboarder Tony Hawk tweeted out the video of the teen being struck by the cruiser.
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