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.

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Mike Bires

School Brawls, Defiant Students and Law Enforcement Social Media

Recently, there have been incidents involving school resource officers, patrol officers, and school administrators encountering belligerent, defiant students who are challenging the legality and the authority of these leaders in a school setting.  When these incidents occur, cell phone video, is usually posted on social media, either during the incident, or immediately following it. As you ca...
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The Importance and Strategy of Instagram

The Importance and Strategy of Instagram
One of the interesting things I’ve discovered about social media in the nearly seven years I’ve worked in the law enforcement world is how each platform is completely different from one another in terms of audience, language style as well as how and when it’s used. Take Instagram for example. It launched in 2010, a full six years after Facebook first appeared on the scene in 2004, and yet it now r...
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Can Social Media Be Safe and Private? It Might Be With Frienedy

Safety and security on social media. Usually, we don't think about it until it's too late. We create an account on the most popular social media platforms, start typing away and posting pictures, and never think about who can see what. It's not until something scary or dangerous happens that we take a step back, and start panicking. When our children or teens encounter a dangerous episode online, ...
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CyberBullying: The Megan Meier Tragedy

Listen To The Podcast Tina Meier, mother of Megan MeierOn October 16, 2006, Tina Meier’s life took a devastating turn when her 13-year-old daughter, Megan Taylor Meier, took her own life after being cyberbullied by an adult neighbor. In December of 2007, Tina Meier founded the Megan Meier Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to promote awareness, education and positive change in response to...
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Mike Bires

There's More To It Than Just Hitting The Publish Button

Listen To The Podcast Law enforcement social media is different from the business marketing world, in that we don't have funds for high-end marketing campaigns and the skillset most social media managers have is somewhat limited.  However, that's why we exist here at LawEnforcement.Social. We're striving every day to give police officers, deputy sheriffs, civilian employees and others who ma...
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Female Professionals on Social Media; Your Safety's At Risk

Listen To The Podcast Episode 22 of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on BLAB takes on an often overlooked and difficult subject - women being harassed or treated differently on social media. If you are a manager of law enforcement social media, this is a show you need to watch. If you are running a business or using social media for career purposes, and you are not in law enforce...
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