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

Google's New Keyboard for iPhone

Google's New Keyboard for iPhone
If you didn't know, the Gboard keyboard became available on the App Store on May 12, 2016. It allows for searching of Google from anywhere you might be on your phone. Whether you're typing an email or a note, you can search Google without having to exit the program you are using to open up the Google app and complete your searching. Here's how to get it and use it: Download Gboard from the iTunes...
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Content Calendar - May 2016

Content Calendar - May 2016
Wondering what to post for the month of May? Don't worry, we struggle with this all the time as well. Depending upon the activity level in your agency, you may be posting "call-produced" content (news releases, wanted flyers, action videos, or PSA's) frequently, or you might be struggling to figure out what to post so your presence doesn't look like you've gone on vacation. Here's some ideas for t...
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Cell Phone App Threatens Law Enforcement Officers' Safety

Cell Phone App Threatens Law Enforcement Officers' Safety
Background: In August of 2015, a new app was published for iPhone and Android users which allows users to alert friends if they are being arrested, involved in a traffic stop, “CopBlocking,” and other similar incidents. The app will allow the user to also provide turn-by-turn directions using Google Maps for friends to get to their location, as well as to provide a live video stream of whatever in...
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When We Make Mistakes, Apologizing Can Be A Big Win

When We Make Mistakes, Apologizing Can Be A Big Win
An article posted on our local KABC website here in Los Angeles described an incident involving a rape victim in New York, and Chase Bank. It turns out that around Thanksgiving of 2015, a young lady was raped by a group of men, and her wallet stolen. The crooks deposited two checks they found in the victim's wallet, even though it was clearly written "DEPOSITED" on the front of the check. The vict...
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Wael Ghonim Got Me Thinking If Social Media Is Really All That

Wael Ghonim Got Me Thinking If Social Media Is Really All That
When I finally got off my butt and went for a walk on my prep for me weight loss challenge, I decided to listen to a podcast to make the walk more interesting. I stumbled across a recording on TED Talks which sparked my curiosity - "Let's design social media that drives real change" by Wael Ghonim. Now Wael's talk was about his activism in and how he took to social media to invigorate a huge chang...
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Terms of Use For Law Enforcement Social Media

Terms of Use For Law Enforcement Social Media
In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab, guests Billy Grogan and Kathryn Hamel discuss the importance of terms of use pages for social media pages managed by law enforcement agencies. The show's content and video were derived from a blog post authored by Billy, "What Every Law Enforcement Facebook Page Needs." We collaborated with Billy and expanded it to not o...
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