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Maine Police Arrest Man for OUI on Riding Lawnmower

Officers with the Augusta (ME) Police Department posted on social media an image of two patrol SUVs parked behind a riding lawnmower that had reportedly been ridden by an individual accused of driving under the influence.

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Own the Internet: Best Practices for Police Agencies on Social Media

Here are some thoughts on best practices for agencies and individual officers as the use of social media becomes more prevalent in policing.

Florida Agency Posts Image on Facebook of Deputy and Small Deer

The Monroe County (FL) Sheriff's Office posted an image on social media of an encounter between a deputy and a small male deer.

Wisconsin Deputy Issues Warning to Driver of Oscar Mayer "Wienermobile"

A deputy with the Waukesha County (WI) Sheriff's Department pulled over and issued a warning to the driver of the famous Oscar Mayer "Wienermobile" for reportedly violating that state's "move over law."

Ohio Department Warns of "Highly Addictive" Girl Scout Cookies Hitting the Streets

The Ravenna (OH) Police Department recently took to social media to warn area residents about the impending arrival of a "highly addictive substance that is about to hit the streets" as members of the notorious "Girl Scouts of America" flood the streets with sugary treats.

San Diego Police Employee Decorates Cubicle as Life-Size Gingerbread House

The San Diego Police Department posted a brief video on its Facebook page showing one of the agency's employees in the communications division who had decorated her cubicle as a life-size gingerbread house.

Illinois Department's "Helpful" Social Media Post Causes Laughter

The Park Forest (IL) Police Department had some fun on social media with a post that sought to lure unsuspecting users of illegal drugs to send the agency information on their dealer's location and contact information.

Video: Texas Officer Removes Carton from Skunk's Head, Takes Off Running

An officer with the White Oak (TX) Police Department can be seen on dash camera video carefully approaching a skunk that had a food container stuck on its head.

Georgia Officers' "Donut Disaster" Social Media Post Goes Viral

Officers with the Brookhaven (GA) Police Department were called when a citizen reported that a Krispy Kreme donut delivery truck had mistakenly ejected a number of glazed donuts on the side of the road.

North Carolina Department Posts "Advice" for Criminals on Facebook

The Kitty Hawk Police Department posted an image of the front pocket of a pair of denim jeans on its Facebook page accompanied by some "advice" for citizens about their pants.