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.

Tip: Finding Content To Publish For Your Police Department

Tip: Finding Content To Publish For Your Police Department
As law enforcement social media managers, fresh and relevant content on our social media platforms is paramount for engagement and harvesting of new followers.  This can be a daunting task if you don't know where to find the content you need. Everyday Content We have no problem getting content for social media when we are dealing with a live, fluid situation. From advising residents to stay i...
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A Cool Trick For Busy Social Media Managers

A Cool Trick For Busy Social Media Managers
So have you ever been driving and had a great idea which you wanted to write down. At the same time, you're driving to or from work or an appointment, and don't have time to pull over. As law enforcement social media managers, the last thing we would want to do is text, type or write while we drive our motor vehicles, right? Here are some cool tips to help you remember things to do... iPhone Siri ...
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Dear Police: Shut The F*%$ Up!

Dear Police: Shut The F*%$ Up!
I really can’t think of nice way to say this, so I’m just going to say it straight out… On a daily basis lately I have been reading stories about police officers and sheriff deputies being disciplined, called out and fired for not being able to keep their mouths shut and their fingers off keyboards. There is no arguing that this is a very difficult time for law enforcement. Everyone and their sist...
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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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