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Police Humor in Tough Times: One Cop's Mission to Deliver Laughs to First Responders

Law enforcement officer and stand-up comedian Vinnie is live streaming his Sept. 12 performance.

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British Firefighters Free Training Officer from His Own Handcuffs

An officer in Northamptonshire—a city in central England—had to have firefighters snip him out of a jam involving his own handcuffs early Tuesday.

Maine Police Department Pokes Fun at "4/20 Holiday" on Facebook

In a pun-filled social media post the Freyburg (ME) Police Department poked some fun at the unofficial holiday celebrating the consumption of marijuana and marijuana-based "edible" products.

Dave Smith: Who is That?

If you don't recognize the out-of-shape version of yourself in the mirror, it's time to make some changes to improve your health.

Utah Police Ask Citizens to Stop Stealing Toilet Paper from Headquarters

The Kaysville (UT) Police Department posted on social media a special request of the citizens they serve: Please stop stealing our toilet paper.

Wisconsin Department "Cancels Crime" Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The Kenosha (WI) Police Department has declared a moratorium on criminal activity amid concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus.

Agency's Social Media Post on 'Coronavirus' Targets Meth Dealers

Officers with the Merrill (WI) Police Department recently warned users of methamphetamine that their drug of choice may be infected by the disease that has recently seized headlines.

Video: Idaho Officer's Body Camera Catches Conflict with Wild Turkeys

An officer with the Ada County (ID) Sheriff's Office conducting a traffic stop came under sudden attack by a group of wild turkeys earlier this week, and the entire interaction was captured on body-worn camera video.

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.