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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.

Is Your Police Badge Cropped On Twitter? Fix Your Profile Picture

Is your police department's badge or patch logo in your Twitter profile picture looking bad? By bad, we mean it is cut-off on one of the sides or is zoomed too close. Maybe it looks blurry or grainy. The culprit is most likely due to uploading a non-square or poorly cropped photo. Twitter prefers a high quality image with a photo size of 400px by 4...
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FotoJet, Another Tool For Creating Graphics

FotoJet, Another Tool For Creating Graphics
FotoJet claims to be a free online collage maker, graphic designer and photo editor where you can turn your photos into amazing works of art in minutes! It's developed by PearlMountain Limited, a dedicated graphics software developer. ​ ​ There are many different web based programs out there that you can use to create professional looking...
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Anchor, Radio For The People, By The People (Episode 48)

Anchor, Radio For The People, By The People (Episode 48)
  On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab, we interview Maya Prohovnic of Anchor. Anchor is a free iPhone app that makes it easy to broadcast short audio clips to a global audience in seconds. Your listeners can talk back, sparking instant group conversations that were never before possible. When not recording, listen to authentic humor, knowledge, inspira...
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Anchor The IOS App

Anchor The IOS App
Anchor is a free app for IOS that allows you to record and broadcast up to 2 minutes of audio.  It’s being touted as the first true public radio. Once you record a wave and publish it, your listeners can reply creating instant conversations.  Recording audio in Anchor is easy.  Simply hold your phone up to your ear as you would when speaking on the phone and speak.  When you ar...
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Periscope's Update 1.3.5 For IOS

Periscope's Update 1.3.5 For IOS
Periscope released update 1.3.5 for IOS yesterday (February 16, 2016) with some cool new features. The new daylight map feature allows you to see a subtle curve (see below) on the map that would allow you to view endless sunrises and sunsets around the world by simply following the curve around the map.   You can also now view a broadcaster's local time inside their broadcast as long as it's ...
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Audio and Video Solutions for Social Media Live Stream Video

In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, we introduced our followers to some of the equipment we use for our podcast and our Blab show, "Cops on Blab." We also shared the equipment we use out in the field when we're in our patrol vehicles. Knowing we would have questions after the show, I've created this article to identify the products we spoke about.  We've used all of the it...
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