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Law enforcement learns to navigate social media's treacherous waters
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For law enforcement, social media is a two-way street: It’s an opportunity for officers to promote their work, but also leaves them open to public critique. “We do welcome and encourage communication between the police department and the community, as well as welcome the community’s thoughts and opinions,” said Gainesville Police Department spokesman Cpl. Kevin Holbrook. Intervention in the dialogue is minimal, he said.