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.

The Secret of Never Dying On Facebook

The Secret of Never Dying On Facebook
When that unfortunate day arrives and you leave the earth, your life on Facebook can continue on, thanks to the "Legacy Setting" now found on the Facebook platform. If you follow these simple tips to keep your page alive (no pun intended), you will live on among your friends. Click on the upside down triangle on the right side of the blue bar at the top of your Facebook page. Click on Settings . C...
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Targeting Your Facebook Posts

Targeting Your Facebook Posts
Did you know you can target your Facebook posts to certain groups of people? This feature is only available on business pages, so you can’t use it on your personal Facebook page. Most likely, if set up properly, your department's Facebook page is a business page. Let’s say you want to post an article to be viewed only by people who live in your community? Or maybe you want to share some crime prev...
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Police Departments Should Be Interacting On Social Media

Police Departments Should Be Interacting On Social Media
Publishing information, photos and videos simply because you want to say you have a social media program, is not going to help you create a great online presence. In fact, if all you do is “push” content out with no interaction with the community, you might as well not put it out at all. Remember, law enforcement's use of social media is to bring them closer with their communities, which means it'...
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You're Not Paranoid, The Police Are Watching

You're Not Paranoid, The Police Are Watching
TOMS RIVER – The next time you post a message or status update to social media, choose your words carefully: the Ocean County Sheriff's Office is watching. Since the fall, the sheriff's office has been using software called  Geofeedia  to monitor and collect all tweets, Facebook and other social media posts sent from smartphones and other mobile devices inside Ocean County, with an ...
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Melbourne Police Work Twitter Like Champs

Melbourne Police Work Twitter Like Champs
Using social media during an active event is not the easiest thing to do but can it ever pay off for you and your community if you can work it into your resources. Melbourne, Florida is not a big city. It's a city of about 80,000 people dwarfed by its coastal cousins, Miami and Jacksonville along with its central Florida neighbor, Orlando. It sits on the Atlantic side of the state just south ...
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Cop Easy Instructions To Securing Your Facebook Page

Cop Easy Instructions To Securing Your Facebook Page
Law enforcement personnel who use Facebook for personal reasons need to secure their pages. It's not only for your safety, but your family and co-worker's safety as well. The online security and safety of law enforcement is paramount today. Unfortunately, many people sign up for a Facebook account and think once they've gone through the initial account set up, they don't need to do anything e...
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