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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.

Domestic Violence - The #PutTheNailinIt Campaign

Domestic Violence - The #PutTheNailinIt Campaign
On Sunday, June 14th, a domestic violence support organization out of New York, Safe Horizon , launched the #PutTheNailinIt campaign. With the help of Arnold New York, a 30-second video was completed pro-bono for the campaign. The campaign encourages people to paint their ring finger's nail purple and if possible, donate to the Safe Horizon organization, to show support for putting an end to domes...
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Ten Tips For Increasing Law Enforcement Social Media Engagement

Ten Tips For Increasing Law Enforcement Social Media Engagement
Here are the show notes for Episode 5 - If you haven't already done so, listen to this episode right here! Tip #1 - Research Your Mentors Find those agencies who replicate the online presence you would like to have. Don’t focus necessarily on their numbers, but rather the content they are publishing. See what it is that they are using to captivate people’s attention. You’ll also want to look at th...
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Amber Southard Talks About Periscope And Law Enforcement

Amber Southard Talks About Periscope And Law Enforcement
From KABC3 Alabama - The Gulf Shores Police Department has found a way to use Twitter's Periscope App to help directly communicate with the people. About two weeks ago Corporal Josh Coleman with the Gulf Shores Police Department says he stumbled across the app. After further research, Corporal Coleman wrote an article on how the app can help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community...
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Police Week Resources

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Resources and key websites to help with publishing on social media for Police Week National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial To view information about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, click here . PoliceWeek.org Information about the week's events can be found on PoliceWeek.org .  United By Light The annual candlelight vigil will be held in Washington D.C. on May 13th.  You ca...
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Going LIVE On Social Media

Going LIVE On Social Media
Law Enforcement has embraced several social media platforms in recent years as several administrators have quickly discovered how beneficial they are.  Social media has increased opportunities to communicate directly with the community and allowed the agency to release messages that cannot be construed by outside sources. Recently, Twitter unveiled a new (barely a month old) video live-stream...
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One Easy Way To Defeat The Grammar Police

One Easy Way To Defeat The Grammar Police
Spelling and grammar problems for law enforcement social media managers can be a thing of the past if the Grammarly browser plugin is used. Look, I know we are required to write good police reports. I started out my career handwriting reports, however, I use electronic devices to complete my reports now. I say electronic devices because, with today's technology, I might be using the MDC in my poli...
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