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.

Periscope's Update 1.3.5 For IOS

Periscope released update 1.3.5 for IOS yesterday (February 16, 2016) with some cool new features. The new daylight map feature allows you to see a subtle curve (see below) on the map that would allow you to view endless sunrises and sunsets around the world by simply following the curve around the map.   You can also now view a broadcaster's local time inside their broadcast as long as it's ...
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5 Content Marketing Tips For Law Enforcement

Stories make the social web go round. Did you know that the human brain is wired to remember stories? In fact we are 22 times more likely to remember a story than facts and figures alone, that’s according to Stanford University Professor, Jennifer Aker. Without digital stories (otherwise known as content) we wouldn’t have engagement, interaction or conversation. Therefore, a robust content marketi...
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Cyberwise - Online Safety Education For Parents and Teachers

If you are a parent or teacher, you won't want to miss this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab.  Our guest for this episode is Diana Graber, the founder of and . provides an informative website loaded with free videos, ebooks, curated news and research about digital media for online safety. They provide workshops an...
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What Are Your Goals For 2016? #LESM Peach, The New App

On this episode of the law enforcement social media podcast, Mike, Tony and I are joined by our newest co host Pat Fitzgibbons and we talk about the new P each app, Azusa PD's new HALO program for the homeless and setting goals for 2016.    Pat Fitzgibbons Patrick Fitzgibbons is a law enforcement professional with approximately 20 years of experience in various capacities   He curre...
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Facebook Adding Dark Web Access

The social discussion regarding the increased need of user anonymity and scrutiny over the amount of data accessible by government agencies, continues to remain at the fulcrum of the digital debate.   Following the Edward Snowden  revelations in 2013, the big five social media and tech giants jointly agreed to publicly decry the NSA snooping actions of on-line content...
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How To Stop Making New Years Resolutions That Don’t Last

Are your new years resolutions on auto pilot? Meaning, are they in a set-it and forget-it mode? Stop setting resolutions that don't last and F.O.C.I.S. on setting GOALS that  move the needle in 2016!   First off, let me say welcome to the New Year!    There is something about the word “New” that always intrigues me.  Just saying the word gives me a feeling of empowerment, ...
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