Social Media Threats Facing Police Officers

The world is a dangerous place for police officers. That statement has always been true, and it comes as no surprise to police officers and police executives. Most community members would agree with this statement, as well. Although everyone agrees that law enforcement officers face dangers, not everyone recognizes the currently evolving threats. Recently, the threat to police officers has expanded from the clearly recognized threats of an armed assailant, a traffic crash while responding to the next call, or an underlying health issue, to the less obvious threat of social media.