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Video: 2 Wash. Cops Demoted for Web Cartoons Mocking Jail

August 16, 2011
A deputy police chief and a police sergeant with the Renton (Wash.) Police Department have been demoted for a Web cartoon lampooning the staff and procedures of a new regional jail in South King County.

Wash. Police Web Cartoon

August 16, 2011

Two officers with the Renton (Wash.) Police Department were suspended for this video depicting a mustachioed officer talking to a jail employee clown using robot voices. The video mocked staff and procedures of a new jail in South King County.

L.A. Sheriff to Rapper: Apologize for Flash Mob Tweet

August 14, 2011
The message on The Game's Twitter account Friday urged his 580,000 followers to call if they wanted an internship. The number he gave was to the station's help line, according to Capt. Mike Parker.

Near Riot at Hollywood Movie Premiere

August 11, 2011

A near riot was caused on Hollywood Boulevard in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre when a Los Angeles DJ sent a Twitter message about an impromptu block party.

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.

Fugitive Siblings Caught In Colorado

August 10, 2011
The fugitive Dougherty siblings were apprehended in southern Colorado this morning, after leading state patrol officers on a 100mph chase. The Colorado State Patrol confirmed their capture on Twitter.

Video: How LAPD SWAT Prevented a Hollywood Riot

August 10, 2011
The LAPD was able to successfully disperse the 2,000-person mob without it turning into an all-out riot. In its wake, the "block party" left the street littered with debris; the movie premiere was canceled; and the Los Angeles DJ apologized.

Officer Layoffs: Assistance from Your Former Agency

August 5, 2011

Waiting for a recall doesn't pay the bills for laid-off officers. Fortunately, most officers who are laid off may no longer be on the job, but they are not forgotten by their comrades.

Ex-Deputy's Bail Increased After 'Revenge' Facebook Posting

August 3, 2011
A former San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy accused of having sex with one of the agency's underage female Explorers wrote about "revenge, payback" on a Facebook page.

Mexican Drug Cartels Using Facebook

July 12, 2011
There's the drug war on the streets and then there's the war online. YouTube videos, social networking sites, there's even a blog, Del Narco, which offers an anonymous, self-described uncensored view of drug cartel activities.

The Threat of Technology

July 11, 2011

Officer safety remains a paramount concern even if some choose to ignore it. We are losing our basic skills by relying too much on modern toys to do our jobs for us. In today's world, one of the biggest unrecognized threats to officer safety and survival is technology.

LAPD Asks Lady Gaga, Ashton Kutcher to Tweet on 405 Closure

June 30, 2011
The LAPD is asking celebrities with large Twitter followings including actors, musicians and athletes to urge their followers to avoid the 10-mile stretch of the roadway that will be closed on the weekend of July 15 and encourage them to stay close to home.

Detroit Police Crack Down on Officers' Social Media Use

June 24, 2011
In a new directive approved by the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, officers can be punished for releasing information considered privileged that relates to crimes, accidents, or violations. The directive says employees have to use discretion to avoid discrediting or disrespecting the department.

Utah Man Updated Facebook Status During Standoff

June 22, 2011
Jason Valdez, 36, issued six status updates, added 15 friends and responded to numerous comments posted by worried family and friends while police were engaged in a siege at an Ogden motel Saturday morning.

N.M. Officer Tweeted About Pistol Whippings

June 17, 2011
The Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Department is investigating one of its detectives for tweets where he discussed pistol whipping and killing Muslims.

Video: Flash Mobs Turn Criminal

June 13, 2011
Groups of youth are using text messaging and social media to gather at specified locations as so-called "flash mobs" primarily on the city's South Side, where robbers attack people with pepper spray. Of late, flash mob attacks were reported in the Streeterville neighborhood.

Portland Police Unveil Redesigned Patrol Cars

June 8, 2011
The new cars will be solid blue with white wrapped doors that display the words "Portland Police" and the slogan, "Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve." A red rose appears between the words "protect" and "dedicated" on the vehicle.

Facebook: An Officer's User Guide

April 14, 2011
Many of my fellow law enforcement officers are also Facebook users and some hold steadfast that they will never use it. Many officers are against putting any information out on the Web, and I respect that choice. If you do choose to use a social site, I would like to encourage you to consider the following suggestions to avoid trouble.

Social Media Aids Investigations in Kentucky

April 9, 2011
The Kentucky State Police, which started a Facebook page about three years ago, views Facebook as a "handy tool" for communication, Capt. Lisa Rudzinski told the media outlet.

Feds To Issue Terror Alerts Via Facebook, Twitter

April 8, 2011
The Department of Homeland Security has indicated it will replace its color-coded, five-level system of terrorism alerts with a new two-tiered approach and will issue some public alerts via social media sites.
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