Chris Cahill: Social media under fire for its effect on young police officers

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Sep 30, 20183m
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Chris Cahill: Social media under fire for its effect on young police officers
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New police recruits are under fire from a senior colleague who thinks social media has made them ill-equipped to deal with real-life situations. Tasman District Commander Mike Johnson says they're fine dealing with people online, but when they're in a face to face situation, it's a different story. Police Association president Chris Cahill told Mike Hosking he thinks Johnson is trying to make the point that social media gives people a false idea of what real life is. "The reality on the street is that things are bad and that things are dangerous, and I think that's the point he was trying to make on Remembrance Day. It's a pretty tough life for cops out there and these young ones joining have some real challenges." LISTEN ABOVE AS CHRIS CAHILL SPEAKS WITH MIKE HOSKING

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