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.

Thanks To Facebook, Another Child Returned Safely To Parents

Thanks To Facebook, Another Child Returned Safely To Parents
On April 19th, A 2-year-old child was found in an Aurora, Colorado restaurant, with the parents nowhere to be located. The Aurora Police Department posted on their Facebook and Twitter pages photos and information about the child, in an effort to get more information about her and find her parents.  Thanks to the shares and re-tweets on social media, Aurora PD's efforts were successful. The child ...
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Saving A Child's Life Through Social Media

Saving A Child's Life Through Social Media
"he didn't realize anything was awry until Wednesday morning when he saw an Amber Alert about the alleged kidnapping on social media." After I woke up this morning, I did my daily ritual of checking the news for anything that might need my attention. In doing so, I came across this article on my local ABC Television website, titled "Babysitter Calls 911 To Say He's Watching Abducted Child." Natura...
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DUI Checkpoints and Social Media

DUI Checkpoints and Social Media
Originally posted in the Daily Local News Unlike their predecessors of 10 or 20 years ago, those who investigate and prosecute drunken driving crimes today have never-before-seen potential roadblocks and advantages, thanks to social media. “It’s a brave new world, absolutely,” said Max Little, traffic safety resource prosecutor for The Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association. Social media can...
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7 Most Important Facebook Settings For Law Enforcement

7 Most Important Facebook Settings For Law Enforcement
I am often asked, “What are the best settings I should have for my Facebook  account?”  And of course, I reply, “the worst settings are no settings at all.”  I don’t know if that helps much, but it does make a valid point.   If you don’t take the time to review your account settings, on any social media platform for that matter, then ...
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National Security And A Critical Ingredient; Social Media

National Security And A Critical Ingredient; Social Media
19 February 2015 Next week the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott will present a security statement to Parliament ahead of the impending release of the joint review by New South Wales State and Commonwealth Government into the Sydney Siege . The siege took place in Martin Place, Sydney over 17 hours, 15-16 December 2014 in which the perpetrator and two victims died. The report will provide man...
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Video, Cops And Twitter - Let's Get It On!

Video, Cops And Twitter - Let's Get It On!
So when something new hits a social media platform, it's like Christmas. Some new feature or design seems to awaken the creative thoughts in my head. Last night, when I did my last check of social media for the day, I hit the Twitter app button to be surprised with a blue screen appearing on the phone. Unlike the "blue screen of death" this was "the blue screen of life!" The words on the screen to...
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