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.

Wael Ghonim Got Me Thinking If Social Media Is Really All That

Wael Ghonim Got Me Thinking If Social Media Is Really All That
When I finally got off my butt and went for a walk on my prep for me weight loss challenge, I decided to listen to a podcast to make the walk more interesting. I stumbled across a recording on TED Talks which sparked my curiosity - "Let's design social media that drives real change" by Wael Ghonim. Now Wael's talk was about his activism in and how he took to social media to invigorate a huge chang...
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5 Content Marketing Tips For Law Enforcement

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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Facebook Adding Dark Web Access

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

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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Miranda Rights

Being a law enforcement officer and an educator, I often get asked the question of when to advise someone of their Miranda Rights. While television and movies always depict law enforcement reciting Miranda Rights to a suspect after an arrest has been made, the reality is that Miranda Rights only have to be read to someone when two conditions are present; the person needs to be in custody and is go...
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Terms of Use For Law Enforcement Social Media

Terms of Use For Law Enforcement Social Media
In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab, guests Billy Grogan and Kathryn Hamel discuss the importance of terms of use pages for social media pages managed by law enforcement agencies. The show's content and video were derived from a blog post authored by Billy, " What Every Law Enforcement Facebook Page Needs. " We collaborated with Billy and expanded it to not...
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