NYPD cracks down on officers’ social media activity

New social media rules prohibit NYPD officers from identifying their jobs on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly addressed new social media rules

The NYPD has implemented a new set of rules and restrictions regarding officers? activity on social media platforms.

The NYPD has implemented a new set of rules and restrictions regarding officers? activity on social media platforms. (3/28/13)

BROOKLYN - New social media rules prohibit NYPD officers from identifying their jobs on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly addressed new social media rules for police officers on Thursday, advising the NYPD's 35,000 members to be wary of their activities online.

Under the order, officers are prohibited from sharing opinions and posting pictures in uniform. Precincts are also banned from creating their own pages.

Some Brooklyn residents say the new rules are a violation of privacy, while others feel that police officers should not air their personal lives on public networks.

If an officer is caught violating the order, he or she will face disciplinary action and even possible termination.
 

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