I have a facebook account, but access to my profile must be approved by me on an individual basis which means only my friends can see the information that they would have access to anyway (by knowing me already). No big deal...
When you are in the address suppression program, have your phone number unlisted, etc etc and then post your address, occupation and picture on the net for all to see.. thats when its a problem.
There have been issues in government, police services, institutions and other employment situations where â€œworkâ€ has been brought into the focus in a negative way. Keep in mind that if your work provides you with an e-mail account they most certainly can dictate what you do with it and monitor it so I would suggest no using a work account to register. Now as for telling people what they can or can not do. I would beg to differ on that (to a degree). Posting photos of â€œworkâ€ situations may become rather hazardous to oneâ€™s career!! It might be meant as fun but may be interpreted in a far different light by you employer.
Just google â€œFacebookâ€ for new articles and decide for yourself. Getting caught up in a few silly moments could damage your career.
If you are concerned just don't mention your status as an applicant on your profile. Keeping unwanted people from seeing your information is easy enough to do if you follow the instructions on the site.
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Think before you post... that's all...
In regards to having an account and being a police officer? I don't see why you shouldn't be allowed... as long as you're mature and responsible about what you post. I wouldn't want the world knowing what I do, where I live, all about my family and all those details.
My profile will remain locked to anyone but the people I add...