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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.

New Mexico Cop Disciplined for Facebook Posting

April 7, 2011
Albuquerque Police Officer Trey Economidy was placed on desk duty after his description of his job as "human waste disposal" came to light following an officer-involved shooting.

Social Media Boosts Recruiting at Virginia Agency

March 23, 2011
In the past year, the Richmond (Va.) Police Department has been using Facebook posts and Twitter tweets to broaden its search for new police officers. The department also used its blog to answer questions and direct potential applicants to submit electronically.

Dallas Police Hire Social Media Officer

March 1, 2011
Sr. Cpl. Melinda Gutierrez has been distributing crime alerts, requests for public assistance to locate missing persons, surveillance video and departmental commendations via Facebook, Twitter, Nixle and YouTube.

Facebook Posts Bite Dallas Officer

February 18, 2011
Six-year veteran Officer Cat Lafitte has been placed on administrative leave for Facebook posts stating she was "at war" with command staff, and bragging about a fight with a hospital worker.

FTO Generational Gap

February 7, 2011
Don't think you'll be able to set back your clock and readjust your "cool level" to theirs. If you've given an analogy and had to explain it, you've committed a faux pas. Face it. There are generational icons that we still use that many don't understand.

New Media, Old Media, and Policing

February 4, 2011
Most of law enforcement has watched the information age and rising knowledge-worker revolution as curious observers. We should instead embrace the opportunities these innovations have brought us, and communicate directly with the public. After all, we work for them.

Facebook To Create AMBER Alert Pages

January 12, 2011
Andrew Noyes, manager of public policy communications at Facebook, says there will be a page for each state, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Cops Tackle Social Media at SMILE Conference

January 10, 2011
It's now become nearly impossible for law enforcement agencies to remain uninvolved in social media. Enter the Social Media, the Internet, and Law Enforcement (SMILE) conference.

Apprehending John Doe

December 30, 2010

This is the first in a series of short movies produced by the Denver PD's Media Relations Unit and the Denver Police Foundation to illustrate the challenges and rewards of law enforcement.

Seattle Police Tweet Stolen Car Descriptions

December 2, 2010
The department began tweeting vehicle descriptions on Wednesday, beginning with a brown 1984 Toyota Camry sedan. Each tweet includes the warning, "Do not make contact. Call 911."

Agencies Scrutinizing Social Media Use By Recruits

November 15, 2010
Some agencies are also demanding that applicants provide private passwords, Internet pseudonyms, text messages and e-mail logs for sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MySpace.

Who's Got Your Back?

November 11, 2010
One of the strongest administrators I ever knew was a captain who took more than one unpopular stance against then L.A. County Sheriff Sherman Block. It cost her politically and took a toll on her physically, but she had the respect and affections of those who were fortunate enough to work for and with her. Years after her retirement, her name is spoken with deep respect among those who knew her.

NFL Star's Tweet: Officer Let Me Off for Autograph

November 10, 2010
A Baltimore County Police Officer has dodged disciplinary action, after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice tweeted that he got out of a traffic ticket in exchange for an autograph.

GM's OnStar Facebook 'Like' Campaign Raises Funds for FOP

November 5, 2010
OnStar's Brave On Facebook "Like" campaign honors the heroism and charitable practices of the members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). With a target goal of a $250,000 donation, OnStar will help FOP's foundation provide services to the families of fallen officers during the holidays.
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