Mike Bires - Founder, Author and Host

As the founder of LawEnforcement.Social, I am excited to have you visit not only the website, but my blog page as well. I hope you enjoy my articles and find them helpful in whatever you may be doing.

If there is a topic you want me to write about or have a question for us, please make sure to contact me via any of the options throughout this website. I'll do my best to contact you as soon as possible.
Mike Bires

Civilians Can Do Social Media Investigations, Too!

Civilians Can Do Social Media Investigations, Too!
Do you want to conduct your own social media investigations? Maybe you're curious what a family member is doing online, or what an employee is saying about you or the company. Whether you want to verify the validity of a website or social media account, or need to determine the activities of your teen daughter, this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab is just for y...
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Mike Bires

Are You Using The Facebook Instant Reply Feature?

Are You Using The Facebook Instant Reply Feature?
We all know staying on top of those incoming messages on Facebook can sometimes pose a challenge for us here in law enforcement social media. For example, if you are in an organization where monitoring of your department's social media platforms 24 hours a day is not possible, you only have two choices; Ignore the incoming messages and address them the next time a member of your social media team ...
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Sprout Social and Facebook Images: The Solution

Sprout Social and Facebook Images: The Solution
We use Sprout Social here at LawEnforcement.Social to manage our social media accounts, and the police department where I work has their own Sprout Social account for the department's various platforms. Although I love the platform because it simplifies doing certain tasks, there is one issue it can't handle.  Uploading Photos Using Sprout Social - The Problem If you've ever tried to upload a...
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Mike Bires

A Hashtag Based On A Community Tragedy

A Hashtag Based On A Community Tragedy
We originally planned to have our friends from the Arlington Police Department's Social Media Team on the show for this episode, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, they had to reschedule with us. Thankfully, our fan of the week, Rebecca Tabbert-Contreras, has graciously offered to step-up and fill in for Arlington PD. After the mass murder in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, D...
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Mike Bires

Creating Awesome Video For Social Media

Video used in social media is different from video produced for other platforms. A social media manager is dealing with the peculiarities of each social media platform, in terms of audience, video characteristics and timing. Some platforms will auto play the video as you view them in your time line, while other platforms will send you over to the video's hosting service to be played outside of the...
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Mike Bires

Audio and Video Solutions for Social Media Live Stream Video

In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, we introduced our followers to some of the equipment we use for our podcast and our Blab show, "Cops on Blab." We also shared the equipment we use out in the field when we're in our patrol vehicles. Knowing we would have questions after the show, I've created this article to identify the products we spoke about.  We've used all of t...
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