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.

With This One Rule, Law Enforcement Social Media Managers Can Increase Engagement in 2019

When we look at our friends and family members' social media pages, we see what's going on in their lives. From what they're eating and where they're going to their personal triumphs and tragedies, it's all laid out on their timeline. When it comes to how a police agency uses social media, there has to be a mind-shift. We have to think of these pag...

Are You a Social Media Master?

Regardless if you are going to use social media as a person, or a department, you are required to do it right. Notice I wrote "required" as opposed to "you should." The reason why I wrote it that way is that I have seen too many people who think they know what they're doing on social media, only to screw it up, and then not realize the significance...

Who Wants More Engagement?

One of the top things our social media training attendees want is tips on how to get MORE ENGAGEMENT on their platforms. First things first, you can't expect to have more engagement (and subsequent reach) if: ​Your content is poor quality (photo, graphic, caption) You don't engage with others You don't post content in a way that incites a reaction ...

Your #LESM Social Media Strategy for 2018 - Episode 70

In this episode of the Law Enforcement Social podcast, Tim Burrows from The Police Podcast is joining us in the studio for a special crossover episode. Tim is a retired police officer, cyber safety expert, and a social media consultant for law enforcement. After his retirement, he has made it his focus to helping government and law enforcement to c...

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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Distracted Driving - Don't Text, Snap or Stream and Drive

On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab, we talk about distracted driving.  Distracted driving has become a major issue not just in the US, but throughout the world.  April is distracted driving month in the state of California.  The goal is to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving and educate drivers.    We have seen an increase in traffic accid...

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