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How Police Departments Can Make Social Media Work

Recently, we’ve discussed the importance of social media safety for law enforcement officers fairy extensively. Careful use of social media is essential for police officers to preserve the integrity of their department, and their own personal safety. However, that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: Women In Law Enforcement

March is Women’s History Month.  In honor of women throughout our state and around the country, Privacy for Cops is dedicating this post to women in law enforcement.  Women in general make up approximately 13% of police officers across our … Continue reading

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The Growing Attacks Against Law Enforcement Privacy

Just this past week, The Los Angeles Times released a story describing how the information was hacked and posted on the internet of “more than 100 local law enforcement officers who are part of the Los Angeles County Police Canine … Continue reading

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Attacks to Law Enforcement Websites

Last week, law enforcement websites were the target of hackers claiming to belong to the group Anonymous.   Agencies from places such as Boston, Syracuse, NY, Salt Lake City, and Greece reported attacks.  Hackers broke into databases for crime tracking and … Continue reading

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Your Health in the New Year: Addressing Law Enforcement Health

Managing your health can be a challenge as a law enforcement officer.  Long shifts, fluctuating schedules, and constant adrenaline and stress all affect your health.  Law enforcement of today compared to 30 years ago face greater complexity within their profession.  … Continue reading

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Police Fighting Back Amidst Budget Cuts

2011 saw budget cuts for police departments around the U.S.  Waned funds to hire more officers and staff, to provide training and more equipment was a sore topic for law enforcement across the country.   A Department of Justice report titled … Continue reading

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Coping with the Holiday Blues

The countdown to the most celebrated holiday around our country is upon us.  While most of the country will be sitting down at tables to a huge feast or surrounded by family and friends, police officers will be working around … Continue reading

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Online Stalking of Police and Public Officials

Imagine as a law enforcement officer or judge becoming the victim of a home invasion. This almost happened in Convina, CA this past week when a list was seized of potential victims that included a judge and other public officials … Continue reading

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Online Privacy and Law Enforcement Investigation

Jonathan Bick, adjunct professor at Pace University and Rutgers University’s law schools, has written an informative article that may change the way you view using your email and other online services.  The terms-of-use agreements “specifically state that ISPs are allowed … Continue reading

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Opting-Out Before You are Opted-In

          Understanding privacy for consumers especially privacy for cops can be confusing. Your browsing history, emails and text messages can all be easily accessed if your privacy controls are not the best. Weak passwords and security … Continue reading

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