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 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, available on iTunes and Google Play.

Facebook Live, Now On A Computer Near You

Tired of streaming to Facebook Live with your mobile device? Now you don't have to. You can now use Facebook Live from your computer.  No mobile device required.  What does this mean for LESM you ask? Not much.  It's not a game changer, but it is another option for you when creating your live stream strategy for your Facebook Li...
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Instagram Gallery for #LESM

​ Instagram gallery is the newest feature added to Instagram. The days of simply sharing a photo from Instagram to other platforms is over. Instagram has become a lifestyle application. It's now an app that you can message from and share pictures and video to. Instagram has become a blend of all the famous platforms. They have become an app th...
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FotoJet, Another Tool For Creating Graphics

FotoJet claims to be a free online collage maker, graphic designer and photo editor where you can turn your photos into amazing works of art in minutes! It's developed by PearlMountain Limited, a dedicated graphics software developer. ​ ​ There are many different web based programs out there that you can use to create professional looking...
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10 Holiday Content Tips For Law Enforcement Social Media

It's time to start thinking about what you're going to post for the holiday season. As social media managers for law enforcement agencies, we know we are fighting the algorithms of the various social media platforms to get our message heard above the willing-to-pay large retailers and other businesses. Companies and retailers are spending plenty of...
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Types of Twitter Messages

There's more to Twitter than just the Tweet. In this article, we will look at Retweets, Quote Tweets and Direct Messages. The Retweet You might notice a tweet in your newsfeed that has a user's handle next to the word "Retweeted." What this means is a person you are following decided to share a tweet with their followers. Although there's no hard r...
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How To Send A Tweet

When you're new to social media, composing a message on one of the most popular social media platforms can be somewhat intimidating. This article will help newcomers compose a tweet, and offer some insight to new features for the veteran social media user. In law enforcement social media, or "LESM," every agency that I'm aware of uses Twitter as a ...
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