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This training started out as a department by department effort. This session in PA is the first statewide "train the trainers" effort.
Fifteen Pennsylvania police officers from across the state are gathered in a hotel meeting room. They sit at long tables arranged in a U-shape. Each has a laptop and permission to stake out social networking sites while on the job. For some, it’s their first time.
I was familiar with the MySpace sites, the Facebook sites, but not hands-on, so to speak. (:08)
Tom Winters is a Corporal with the Lock Haven police department. He’s been in law enforcement for 26 years. In the past he says he’s left the internet sleuthing to others.
I generally went to the younger officers because they already had sites set up for themselves. Whereas I’m not much of a social networker as they’re telling me they should be. (:13)
MacDonald - When I talk to cops in say Chicago who have been detectives longer than I’ve been alive, and they look at me and say why should we get involved in this? I say, th...
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Intro and OutroINTRO:
The nation is a-Twitter about privacy concerns on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. Teens and young adults often post details of their mischief on these sites in spite of the public nature of the internet. Police in Pennsylvania have caught on. At a training last week in State College they learned how to use social networking sites to help their work. WPSU’s Emily Reddy reports.OUTRO:
Police are also setting up real sites for teens and young adults who might hesitate to call, but who wouldn’t think twice about dropping police a tip on Facebook. I’m Emily Reddy, WPSU.
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