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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.

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Mike Bires

Law Enforcement Use Of Social Media Growing

Law Enforcement Use Of Social Media Growing
Originally posted on 12/04/2014 The Anniston Star Sheriff’s deputies trying to arrest a man on a routine warrant Tuesday chased him on foot into a DeArmanville neighborhood, where he hid in a shed. Residents there sent the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office private Facebook messages within seconds, wanting to know what was happening, and got prompt replies. The man was quickly found and arrested. Tha...
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Refresher Training: Quick Tips To Succeed

Refresher Training: Quick Tips To Succeed
As we still try to figure out how our blog will run here on LawEnforcement.Social, I might be onto something here, by occassionaly posting little bits of information and reminders. As we know in law enforcement, it's always good to go through 'refresher training.' Handling Complaints or Problem People On Twitter The best thing you can do is react quickly. Although we always strive and hope for pos...
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Denver PD Doing It Right On Twitter, Others Disagree

Denver PD Doing It Right On Twitter, Others Disagree
The Denver Post has published an article about the Denver Police Department's use of Twitter. Some in the community think they should be all business, and not so social. After you read the post, come back here and tell us what you think! Click to read "Game-day tweets by Denver Police seen as approachable, inappropriate"
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Improving Your Department's Website

Improving Your Department's Website
A police department's website is the core of their social media program, and for some, the first impression of the department. The internet is today's yellow pages, and your website is your listing. Make sure you get noticed. You’ve all seen them, and in fact, you might have one. What I'm talking about are those police department websites which are something less than desired to look at. Many time...
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Bitcoin, Crypto-Currencies and 4 Reasons Why Law Enforcement Should Care

Bitcoin, Crypto-Currencies and 4 Reasons Why Law Enforcement Should Care
The following article first appeared on Policeone.com in January 2014. It is being re-posted on lawenforcement.social with the authors approval. Crypto-currency is a fast paced and evolving platform. Information contained in this article may be a bit outdated, but certainly worth the knowledge for law enforcement. Since 2011, I've been studying and investigating a new form of digital currency, oft...
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Social Media Allows Story To Go Viral

Social Media Allows Story To Go Viral
A touching story of forging friendships between an Independence (MO) Police Department motor officer and three boys. This story comes from Fox 4 News in Kansas City. INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — It started with a lunch trip to Chick-Fil-A and ended with an unlikely friendship. You might’ve seen a picture floating around Facebook or Twitter of an Independence police officer spending his lunch break wit...
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