The Law Enforcement Social Media Blog

The authoritative resource for news and information about law enforcement social media. From Facebook and Twitter to YouTube and Nixle, we discuss social media and its use as the ultimate community policing tool.
Mike Bires

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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Mike Bires

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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Billy Grogan

5 Ways To Increase Community Engagement Using Social Media

5 Ways To Increase Community Engagement Using Social Media
Most police departments are searching for ways to improve their relationship with their community. Citizen Police Academies, Ride-Alongs and crime prevention programs are all designed to improve engagement and build a more positive relationship with the community. Unfortunately, only a small portion of the population will ever take the time to participate in one of these programs. In addition, mos...
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Joanne Sweeney-Burke

How To Launch Your Law Enforcement Twitter Hashtag

How To Launch Your Law Enforcement Twitter Hashtag
Hashtags are the holy grail of Twitter. Developed initially by Twitter users to filter conversations, they are now used strategically to build an online community and generate online PR. So how can law enforcement agencies use the hashtag to raise awareness and how do you get it to trend? Well I hope to answer those questions in this blog post. Don’t forget to follow the #LESM hashtag for all thin...
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Mike Bires

Facebook Pages Are For The Community, Not The Police

Facebook Pages Are For The Community, Not The Police
Scroll Down To Watch, Or Listen Now In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, the crew is joined by Tim Burrows, a leader in law enforcement social media. Tim believes that police department Facebook pages should be focusing on and targeting the community, rather that solely the department's activities. Retired Toronto Police Sergeant Tim Burrows joins the crew this week on The...
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