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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.

Get Them To Swipe: Engaging With Instagram Galleries

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If you don't already know this, you can add up to ten photos and videos to an Instagram post. This is great for events or incidents in which you wish to share multiple videos or photos, but don't want your feed to become overloaded with that particular incident. Law enforcement social media managers will find the Instagram gallery feature usef...
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10 Holiday Content Tips For Law Enforcement Social Media

10 Holiday Content Tips For Law Enforcement Social Media
It's time to start thinking about what you're going to post for the holiday season. As social media managers for law enforcement agencies, we know we are fighting the algorithms of the various social media platforms to get our message heard above the willing-to-pay large retailers and other businesses. Companies and retailers are spending plenty of...
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Types of Twitter Messages

Types of Twitter Messages
There's more to Twitter than just the Tweet. In this article, we will look at Retweets, Quote Tweets and Direct Messages. The Retweet You might notice a tweet in your newsfeed that has a user's handle next to the word "Retweeted." What this means is a person you are following decided to share a tweet with their followers. Although there's no hard r...
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How To Send A Tweet

How To Send A Tweet
When you're new to social media, composing a message on one of the most popular social media platforms can be somewhat intimidating. This article will help newcomers compose a tweet, and offer some insight to new features for the veteran social media user. In law enforcement social media, or "LESM," every agency that I'm aware of uses Twitter as a ...
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Facebook Photos and Videos

Facebook Photos and Videos
In this episode, Marc and Mike discuss some tricks for using photos and videos in your posts on Facebook. You'll get greater reach and engagement when you follow what they suggest. Many of us in the law enforcement profession do not have the luxury of paying to promote our content on Facebook. If you stay on top of the latest news and info in socia...
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Instagram Stories for Law Enforcement

Instagram Stories for Law Enforcement
After years of attempting to acquire Snapchat or at least create a competing product, Facebook has created a new feature added to the Instagram platform, now known as Instagram Stories. On Tuesday, August 2, the world was treated to a surprise. Although some controversy surrounds this latest addition to the social media world, Instagram Stories mad...
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