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.

Mike Bires is the founder of LawEnforcement.Social. He is a regular contributor to the blog and is the host of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, available on iTunes and Google Play.

Meet Rosenberg PD and Introducing Tweet Jukebox

In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast we introduce you to Rosenberg Police Department in Texas . They are killing it in the area of law enforcement social media.  They have over 94,000 followers on their Facebook page and they are pushing out some great content. Check out their latest video below. Tip / Tool of The Week   Our tool of the week and featured interview ...
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Interview With The CEO of NomadCast Tim Le Borgne and Bitly

In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, Mike and I discuss a photo I posted on my department's Facebook page, and we talk about the power of the link. You'll also get to listen to an interview we did with the Founder and CEO of NomadCast. Bitly - The Power of the Link Bitly allows you to easily save and share your favorite links from around the web.  After you sign up for a fr...
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Meet The LESM Podcast Crew

Marc Marty, Arlen Castillo, and Mike Bires are your hosts for The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast published weekly on iTunes. So just who are those voices behind the microphone? We're three police officers here in Southern California who not only manage our department's social media pages but have a passion for law enforcement social media in general. Mike Bires Mike started LawEnforcement.So...
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Introducing Arlen Castillo, Facebook Code Generator and Content

Click the arrow to play this episode. Facebook's Code Generator How secure is the access to your personal Facebook profile page and your department’s fan page? Can you access your accounts by simply entering your email address and password? Law enforcement accounts on the world wide web and social media are high value targets when we’re talking hackers. Recently, it’s been reported that ISIS is se...
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How to Handle a Fire in Your City; Are You Using Twitter Lists?

Reporting on Fire's in Your Jurisdiction  In this episode, we talked about the #LincolnFire in the city of Montebello, CA and how I handled it.  We also discussed best practices when handling a fire disaster in your city. Here are a few examples: Establish a line of communication with the Fire PIO and or Command Post.   Establish a hashtag for the incident so that when you tweet out updates regard...
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Twitter Lists

What Is A Twitter List?   Twitter lists is a feature that allows you to organize the people you’re following in groups and manage how you look at Tweets. This doesn’t just allow you to group people together, but it allows you to view their tweets. You can also include users you do not follow and you can subscribe to a list created by another user. A common misconception is that you can use li...
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