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Social Media for Cops

In the Social Media for Cops section you’ll find news reports and expert articles dealing with all things social media.

Law enforcement agencies nationwide highlight the courage, dedication and achievements of Black officers, reinforcing a commitment to diversity and inclusion
From officers explaining why they love their community to images of K-9 officers adorned with flowers, these posts are a mix of professionalism and festive spirit
“In addition to being police officers, we are also members of the community. We have lives outside of policing, too.”
It took about eight people, including one sergeant and two deputies, to move the 12-foot, 600-pound gator
Nearly everyone at the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office was in favor of putting up a tree in the lobby; the sheriff took some convincing, so a couple of determined deputies started leaving smaller trees in the lobby
Jeff Rhinerson will support court security officers in upholding the safety and integrity of the Judicial Center in his role as a court security assistant
Cpl. Carlos Brito was released Tuesday, just in time for the holidays; Brito and Deputy Manuel “Manny” Santos were both severely injured by a suspect who intentionally drove into them
Police departments nationwide are innovating with recruitment videos to attract recruits and lateral officers
“This career … often involves balancing work and family, and our chief is so supportive of the family life outside of work,” the Modesto PD stated
Law enforcement agencies of all sizes can and should create videos to share with their community about the work they do and the impact they are having
Think and consult before you prohibit or arrest
One of the trickiest parts of police public relations is understanding the gap between police culture and the world of the average citizen
The battery-powered Power Wheels Jeep has a top speed of 5 mph and no lights
“Big thanks to Shaq for his continued support for law enforcement and spending time with his old police department. It was great to see him back in our uniform!” the Port Police said
“It did the job at a much lower cost than modern cruisers. Many cash-strapped public safety agencies would love to buy these vehicles today.”
“Kannapolis Police Department urges everyone to be careful when giving rides to strangers, especially the slithery kind,” the department said
“Man, as soon as I heard that dog, I gave up,” the suspects told the Pierce County sheriff’s deputies as they were being arrested
San Diego Police said the bike “is back home, much to the delight of Ace, a very good boy,” and that the arrest shows “the power of community collaboration”
“I don’t do this for the pats on the back or the shout-outs, but to help somebody when we can, when it’s appropriate, it’s fitting for our job,” Trooper Genslau said
The bakery said it has a policy “to not serve anyone that is armed in a uniform,” adding that officers are welcome “when they are off duty and not armed”
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“Don’t show me your butt!” Officer Hilton can be heard saying as the animal approaches
The state police force argued that revealing their policy on utilizing social media for investigations could potentially put public safety at risk
“I’m standing in the sheriff’s office and my shirt says Capt. Chris Gulli, so I’m kind of wondering what the story is,” Capt. Gulli says in the call
“In my head I was like, ‘He’s not dying in my hands.’ That’s not going to happen,” Officer Hacham said
“Some people have it together and know what they’re doing, but some who venture up there are complete a— clowns,” San Miguel Sheriff officials said