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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

Tip: Sparking Engagement

Tip: Sparking Engagement
Need to get more attention to your department's Facebook page? Improving law enforcement's effectiveness with Facebook might require different thinking. Facebook, cops and controversy; It's a winning combination! I know what I am about to share with you is going to be very difficult for some to understand, justify, "get," or accept. However, if you sit back and ponder it for a little while, maybe ...
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Tip: Use SproutSocial Chrome Plugin

Tip: Use SproutSocial Chrome Plugin
For many of us, social media is a collateral duty in law enforcement. If you are going to do it well and standout among others, it also means you have to invest a great deal of time, whether "on the clock or not." Save time and use the SproutSocial extension for Google Chrome to schedule your content in advance. It's a cool trick which will make your life a little easier, providing you use the soc...
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Facebook now allows access via the 'Deep Web'

Facebook now allows access via the 'Deep Web'
In an interesting turn of events, Facebook announced today that it is allowing access to its platform via a deep web service commonly known as TOR.  If you are not familiar with the Tor network, it allows users to hide their identities online. The Tor network if well known for the Silk Road, a web site that sold drugs, guns and other illegal items via the deep web.  In October 2013, Ross...
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Is Apple Snooping On Your Every Word? How To Turn Off OS X Yosemite Searches

Is Apple Snooping On Your Every Word? How To Turn Off OS X Yosemite Searches
Everyone already assumes that searches done inside a web browser, effectively sends those queries to the search engine of their choosing. No big secret there.  But, if you installed the new Mac OSX Yosemite, you need to be aware of a search-snooping feature activated by default by Apple.   Apple describes the new “feature” on their website as an effort to include search results in Spotli...
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LinkedIn And Cops - Doing It Better

LinkedIn And Cops - Doing It Better
Whether you are looking to create a professional resume for your current position, have a side business you want to promote, or need to set up that retirement job, LinkedIn is the ultimate tool for networking police officers. Unfortunately, most of us aren't "getting it." If you want to stand out above the crowd, then you have to show the world you are different than every other police officer who...
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How To Build A Successful Police Agency Facebook Page

How To Build A Successful Police Agency Facebook Page
How to build a successful police agency Facebook page The common denominator in these two examples of Facebook success is that each is managing their page in a way that works for their department, their community, and themselves Many departments have great Facebook pages. They’re viewed as excellent examples of law enforcement’s use of social media, and can form as a baseline for those building th...
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