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Law Enforcement Use Of Social Media Growing

Law Enforcement Use Of Social Media Growing

Originally posted on 12/04/2014
The Anniston Star

Sheriff’s deputies trying to arrest a man on a routine warrant Tuesday chased him on foot into a DeArmanville neighborhood, where he hid in a shed. Residents there sent the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office private Facebook messages within seconds, wanting to know what was happening, and got prompt replies. The man was quickly found and arrested.

That’s just one of the many ways law enforcement agencies are using social media to communicate with the public and to solve crimes. With those tools come responsibility, however, local law enforcement officials say, and social media can be both a blessing and a curse. 

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