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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.

Ark. Deputy Fired for Facebook Comments

August 1, 2012
A Baxter County (Ark.) Sheriff's deputy was fired after he posted comments on his Facebook page containing profanity, criticism of coworkers, and a reference to himself sitting naked on his porch.

Skype Makes Chat Data More Available To Police

July 27, 2012
Skype, the online phone service long favored by political dissidents, criminals and others eager to communicate beyond the reach of governments, has expanded its cooperation with law enforcement authorities to make online chats and other user information available to police.

Snoozing N.J. Cop Suspended

July 26, 2012
A Trenton (N.J.) Police Department officer was suspended without pay Wednesday after a photo circulated on the Internet showing him asleep in his cruiser.

N.J. Cop Used Police Database to Find Woman on Facebook

July 24, 2012
A Voorhees Township (N.J.) Police officer has been suspended for using a law enforcement database to track down a woman on Facebook.

Ky. Prankster Arrested for Facebook Photo

April 19, 2012
A 20-year-old Kentucky man was arrested, after he posted a photo on Facebook showing him appearing to siphon gas from a Jenkins Police Department cruiser and making an obscene gesture.

How To Clear Social Media Hurdles

April 5, 2012
Social networking technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, both personally and professionally. Social media has also possibly established new hurdles on the job market.

'Batman' Pulled Over In Maryland

March 29, 2012
Montgomery County (Md.) Police officers pulled over the Caped Crusader on Route 29 for driving with "no tags on [the] Batmobile," the agency announced on its Twitter feed.

Virginia Trooper Applicants Must Allow Social Media Review

March 23, 2012
The Virginia State Police now require potential troopers to provide their social media accounts for review during an extensive background screening process. The ACLU of Virginia has decried the process as "deplorable" and akin to "asking to see someone's diary."

Felonbook.com Launched To Change 'The System'

March 22, 2012
The site enables the "game changing principles of anonymous viral activism, or A-V-A," according to a press release from its founder, who is known as Mr. X (con).

Occupy Sympathizer Tweets 'Kill a Cop Or Two'

March 19, 2012
A Florida restaurant manager caused an uproar on Saturday, when he sent a tweet sympathetic to Occupy protesters advocating cop killing. On Monday, Rusty Braxton complained that he had received several death threats and said the tweet was a misunderstanding.

'Idiots' Discuss Columbine-Style Massacre On Facebook

March 7, 2012
Two former students of a Massachusetts high school used poor judgement when discussing a Columbine-style attack on Facebook and never intended to carry out the plan, the mother of one told the Boston Herald.

Ga. Deputy Under Scrutiny for Racy Online Picture

February 15, 2012
A Walton County (Ga.) Sheriff's deputy may lose his job for a racy online photo showing his hands on the buttocks of a woman while in uniform. Deputy Thaddeus Lloyd is seen in uniform next to his patrol car with the woman who was nude from the waist down.

FBI Seeks Social Media Monitoring Tool

February 14, 2012
The U.S. government is seeking software that can mine social media to predict everything from future terrorist attacks to foreign uprisings, according to requests posted online by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

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.

Ariz. Police Sergeant In Obama Photo Flap Reassigned

February 1, 2012
A Peoria (Ariz.) Police sergeant under internal investigation for posting a controversial photo on Facebook has been taken off patrol duty pending a complete inquiry.

Stalking on Campus: A Silent Epidemic

January 31, 2012

Twenty-four people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, and a significant portion of these individuals attend, are employed by or are patients of universities, K-12 districts and hospitals.

Online Security for Cops

January 24, 2012
I know we're all proud of our vocation. We want to show pride, professionalism and sometimes a little of bravado. Just keep it off the 'net!

Inmates Using Social Media to Harass Victims, Intimidate Witnesses

November 22, 2011
Across the U.S. and beyond, inmates are using social networks and the growing numbers of smartphones smuggled into prisons and jails to harass their victims or accusers and intimidate witnesses.

Online Protection for Cops

November 18, 2011

As a public servant you are under constant scrutiny and you are held to a higher standard of ethical conduct than other citizens; this higher standard also covers things like online social networking.

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