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.

Facebook Live / National Night Out

Facebook Live / National Night Out
Marc and Mike come back after a brief time away from the microphones, and talk about the live stream video feature Facebook Live. We're crash test dummies... Marc's quote of the show In this episode, Mike and Marc discuss the trials and tribulations of live-stream video. Most people are using Facebook Live through their mobile devices. However, to ...
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Google's New Keyboard for iPhone

Google's New Keyboard for iPhone
If you didn't know, the Gboard keyboard became available on the App Store on May 12, 2016. It allows for searching of Google from anywhere you might be on your phone. Whether you're typing an email or a note, you can search Google without having to exit the program you are using to open up the Google app and complete your searching. Here's how to get it and use it: Download Gboard from the iTunes ...
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How To Nurture Your LESM Community

How To Nurture Your LESM Community
It’s not enough simply to be on social media as a law enforcement agency. It’s vital that you engage with your followers. So once you have figured out how to use the various platforms it’s time to concentrate on nurturing your community. I have developed the 5 C’s approach to nurturing a law enforcement social media community, which I’m sharing here for the first time. If you are a law enforcement...
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Content Calendar - May

Content Calendar - May
Wondering what to post for the month of May? Don't worry, we struggle with this all the time as well. Depending upon the activity level in your agency, you may be posting "call-produced" content (news releases, wanted flyers, action videos, or PSA's) frequently, or you might be struggling to figure out what to post so your presence doesn't look like you've gone on vacation. Here's some ideas for t...
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Cell Phone App Threatens Law Enforcement Officers' Safety

Cell Phone App Threatens Law Enforcement Officers' Safety
Background: In August of 2015, a new app was published for iPhone and Android users which allows users to alert friends if they are being arrested, involved in a traffic stop, “CopBlocking,” and other similar incidents. The app will allow the user to also provide turn-by-turn directions using Google Maps for friends to get to their location, as well as to provide a live video stream of whatever in...
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When We Make Mistakes, Apologizing Can Be A Big Win

When We Make Mistakes, Apologizing Can Be A Big Win
An article posted on our local KABC website here in Los Angeles described an incident involving a rape victim in New York, and Chase Bank. It turns out that around Thanksgiving of 2015, a young lady was raped by a group of men, and her wallet stolen. The crooks deposited two checks they found in the victim's wallet, even though it was clearly written "DEPOSITED" on the front of the check. The vict...
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