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Facebook Makes Undercover Operations More Difficult

November 3, 2014
Law enforcement agencies across the country are grappling with social media sites and the implications for officers who work undercover, In some cases, publicly identifying an undercover officer on social media has resulted in jail time. Other times, prosecutors say the postings may not constitute a crime, as online speech can be construed as merely sharing — not threatening.l

Video: Creepy Clown Reports Spook California Town

October 13, 2014
What started as a Wasco, Calif., photographer having a little fun in the Halloween spirit has evolved into nationwide reports of a murderous clown terrorizing Bakersfield, Calif. Local law enforcement says that's just not the case.

Grand Jury Considering Ferguson Shooting Is Being Investigated for Misconduct

October 2, 2014
The St. Louis County prosecutor's office is investigating an accusation of misconduct on the grand jury that is hearing the case against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Illinois Officer Fired Over Ferguson Facebook Comments

September 30, 2014
The Elgin (Ill.) Police Department has fired an officer for making disparaging remarks on Facebook, including a comment about the Ferguson, Mo., teen shot dead by police, officials said.

Officers Train With NYPD's Twitter Police

September 18, 2014
NYPD's top brass are taking classes on how to Tweet. The department had only one Twitter account at the beginning of the year, but now has more than 40 and plans to add more.

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?

Washington Police Urge Social Media Users To Watch Their Tweets

July 30, 2014
Seattle-area law enforcement agencies are asking social-media users to “Tweet Smart” during emergencies, to help public safety responders keep everyone safe.

Bratton Defends Failed NYPD Twitter Campaign

April 24, 2014
Most users instead dredged up the worst ­photos they could find, including from Occupy Wall Street clashes.

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
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