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As the founder of LawEnforcement.Social, I am excited to have you visit not only the website, but my blog page as well. I hope you enjoy my articles and find them helpful in whatever you may be doing.

If there is a topic you want me to write about or have a question for us, please make sure to contact me via any of the options throughout this website. I'll do my best to contact you as soon as possible.
Mike Bires

Curating Content for Holiday Safety Tips

Curating Content for Holiday Safety Tips
In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab, Tony Moore, Marc Marty and Arlen Castillo share their favorite sources of content for creating holiday messages on their social media platforms.  What is Curated Content? Curated content is a collection of content and resources from around the web. If you shared a link with your followers before, you curated content...
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A Hashtag Based On A Community Tragedy

A Hashtag Based On A Community Tragedy
We originally planned to have our friends from the Arlington Police Department's Social Media Team on the show for this episode, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, they had to reschedule with us. Thankfully, our fan of the week, Rebecca Tabbert-Contreras, has graciously offered to step-up and fill in for Arlington PD. After the mass murder in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, D...
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Creating Awesome Video For Social Media

Video used in social media is different from video produced for other platforms. A social media manager is dealing with the peculiarities of each social media platform, in terms of audience, video characteristics and timing. Some platforms will auto play the video as you view them in your time line, while other platforms will send you over to the video's hosting service to be played outside of the...
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Audio and Video Solutions for Social Media Live Stream Video

In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, we introduced our followers to some of the equipment we use for our podcast and our Blab show, "Cops on Blab." We also shared the equipment we use out in the field when we're in our patrol vehicles. Knowing we would have questions after the show, I've created this article to identify the products we spoke about.  We've used all of t...
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School Brawls, Defiant Students and Law Enforcement Social Media

Recently, there have been incidents involving school resource officers, patrol officers, and school administrators encountering belligerent, defiant students who are challenging the legality and the authority of these leaders in a school setting.  When these incidents occur, cell phone video, is usually posted on social media, either during the incident, or immediately following it. As you ca...
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The Importance and Strategy of Instagram

The Importance and Strategy of Instagram
One of the interesting things I’ve discovered about social media in the nearly seven years I’ve worked in the law enforcement world is how each platform is completely different from one another in terms of audience, language style as well as how and when it’s used. Take Instagram for example. It launched in 2010, a full six years after Facebook first appeared on the scene in 2004, and yet it now r...
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