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 Now Allows Access Via The Deep Web

In an interesting turn of events, Facebook announced today that it is allowing access to its platform via a deep web service commonly known as TOR.  If you are not familiar with the Tor network, it allows users to hide their identities online. The Tor network if well known for the Silk Road, a web site that sold drugs, guns and other illegal items via the deep web.  In October 2013, Ross Ulrich th...
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Is Apple Snooping On Your Every Word? OS X Yosemite Searches

Everyone already assumes that searches did inside a web browser, effectively sends those queries to the search engine of their choosing. No big secret there.  But, if you installed the new Mac OSX Yosemite, you need to be aware of a search-snooping feature activated by default by Apple.   Apple describes the new “feature” on their website as an effort to include search results in Spotlight from iT...
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LinkedIn And Cops - Doing It Better

Whether you are looking to create a professional resume for your current position, have a side business you want to promote, or need to set up that retirement job, LinkedIn is the ultimate tool for networking police officers. Unfortunately, most of us aren't "getting it." If you want to stand out above the crowd, then you have to show the world you are different than every other police officer who...
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How To Build A Successful Police Agency Facebook Page

How to build a successful police agency Facebook page The common denominator in these two examples of Facebook success is that each is managing their page in a way that works for their department, their community, and themselves Many departments have great Facebook pages. They’re viewed as excellent examples of law enforcement’s use of social media, and can form as a baseline for those building th...
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They Thought They Got Away With It

When two gay men were approached and savagely beaten by a well-heeled group of white men and women in Philadelphia, police appealed for the public’s support in identifying the attackers…and Twitter solved the crime. According to the police statement: On September 11, 2014, at 10:45 pm, the complainant, a 28 year-old male, along with a friend, a 27 year-old male, were on the 1600 block of Chancello...
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Forfeited By The Police; The First Amendment

This article's content has been updated since it's original publication date of October 17, 2014.   When you’re a police officer, you are held to a higher standard. You were explained that in the police academy, and you gladly accepted it. You were happy to merely have a law enforcement job, right? If you think it’s unfair, then you should probably find another line of work. If...
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