LawEnforcement.Social exists to promote social media usage in the law enforcement community. Education, resources, training and networking are core components of LawEnforcement.Social.
LawEnforcement.Social wants to bring law enforcement social media managers, and related businesses, together to discuss relevant news, information, tips and training. Our goal at LawEnforcement.Social, is to offer a valuable reference tool for agencies and managers to use when they encounter a topic they are unfamiliar with, as well as to keep current with the latest trends affecting law enforcement and social media.
We also realize there are many tools, tips, contacts, and websites out there that many of us might not know about. Compound this by many of the influencers having their own blogs, and one can miss so much valuable information without even knowing it exists.
Mike Bires is the founder of LawEnforcement.Social. He is a regular contributor to the blog and is the host of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, and on the live streaming video programs, COPS on Blab and Talk With The Cops.
Officer Mike Bires is a senior police officer with the Azusa Police Department in southern California. With over 22 years in law enforcement, he has worked assignments in corrections, patrol, SWAT, bike patrol and the Field Training Officer program. Mike holds basic, intermediate and advanced level certifications from the California Peace Officers' Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). He is currently assigned as the university resource officer assigned to Azusa Pacific University.
Mike designed, developed and manages his department’s website and social media platforms, which have not only been recognized in the United States, but in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Mike is certified in the use of social media by California P.O.S.T. and has received advanced social media training from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Glendale Police Department, Mountain View Police Department the Federal Emergency Management Association (F.E.M.A.) through the National Disaster Training Center at the University of Hawaii, and the Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area unit.
Both the private and law enforcement sectors have benefited from presentations given by Mike on the topic of social media. He has authored articles for leading law enforcement publications, such as PoliceOne.com, the International Association of Chiefs Of Police and the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute. Mike wrote an After-Action Review titled “Baptism By Fire,” which documented his department’s use of social media during the 2014 Colby Wildfire which threatened the city of Azusa for 3 days. He has presented webinars for the Law Enforcement Social Media Conference and The Justice Clearinghouse, as well as been a guest on the Hashtag Podcast Show.
Mike is one of the founding members of the second law enforcement social media group in the nation, which is the San Gabriel Valley Law Enforcement Social Media Group.
Marc Marty is the Training & Personnel Sergeant with the Montebello Police Department in southern California. In Sergeant Marty’s 19 year career as a police officer, he has worked a variety of assignments. Currently, he is responsible for the recruitment and hiring of new employees wishing to join the ranks of the Montebello PD. Marc is also responsible for developing the department's training subjects and programs.
Marc has been the driving force behind the development, implementation, and management of Montebello PD's online presence. As the department's social media manager and supervisor or the Community Relations Unit, he has experienced the positives and negatives of press relations, public relations, as well as internal relations, when it comes to the usage of social media in a law enforcement setting. He speaks publicly to educators and parents on the importance of internet and social media safety for children. He also speaks on behalf of Erase Child Trafficking, a U.S. based organization focused on eliminating child trafficking.
Tamrin Olden is a Civilian Community Relations Supervisor at a Police Department in southern California. During her 14 year career at the City and Police Department, she has worked a variety of assignments related to Public Relations, Media Relations, Social Media, Crime Prevention and Community Outreach Programs.
Currently, she is responsible for managing the department's social media platforms and team, serving as the Public Information Officer, marketing and coordinating various community programs and overseeing the Crime Prevention team. She is also the department's webmaster, is on the Recruitment Team, serves on her local California Crime Prevention Officers Association Board and volunteers for the Police Foundation.
She has extensive experience, certifications and formal training related to Advanced Public Information Officer, Crisis Communications, Advanced Social Media and Advanced Instructor Development (IDI). She is known for her development and implementation of Law Enforcement Media Relations Training, Social Media Team Management and Media/Social Media Relations Policies and Procedures. Tamrin joined the LE.Social Team in 2017.