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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.

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Billy Grogan

What Every Law Enforcement Facebook Page Needs

What Every Law Enforcement Facebook Page Needs
What Every Law Enforcement Facebook Page Needs What do you think a law enforcement Facebook needs?  A sense of humor? Of course!  Timely information?  Definitely!  Lots of photos?  You bet!  Great video?  For sure!  All of these things I have mentioned are important and every law enforcement Facebook page should have them.  Yet, none of these are the on...
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Tim Burrows

ACLU Sues Abbeville’s Mayor and Police Chief Over Social Media Policy

ACLU Sues Abbeville’s Mayor and Police Chief Over Social Media Policy
Here is an interesting case to follow over the next little while. The following is a reproduction from EINNEWS. NEW ORLEANS — The ACLU of Louisiana has sued Abbeville’s mayor and police chief over a policy barring police from any social media use showing the city in a bad light. The policy is so vague that the plaintiff, police Sgt. Colt Landry, can’t tell what he’s allowed to do on socia...
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Tim Burrows

Does The 1st Amendment Cover This?

Does The 1st Amendment Cover This?
When you’re a police officer, you are held to a higher standard. There is no arguing that. If you think it’s unfair, then you should probably find another line of work.  If you believe you should be allowed to say whatever you want, then you should really find an outlet other than social media to voice your opinion. An officer in Marlin Texas decided to use his Facebook account to post ...
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