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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.

Denver PD Doing It Right On Twitter, Others Disagree

Denver PD Doing It Right On Twitter, Others Disagree
The Denver Post has published an article about the Denver Police Department's use of Twitter. Some in the community think they should be all business, and not so social. After you read the post, come back here and tell us what you think! Click to read "Game-day tweets by Denver Police seen as approachable, inappropriate"

Improving Your Department's Website

Improving Your Department's Website
A police department's website is the core of their social media program, and for some, the first impression of the department. The internet is today's yellow pages, and your website is your listing. Make sure you get noticed. You’ve all seen them, and in fact, you might have one. What I'm talking about are those police department websites which are something less than desired to look at. Many time...
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ACLU Sues Abbeville’s Mayor and Police Chief Over Social Media Policy

ACLU Sues Abbeville’s Mayor and Police Chief Over Social Media Policy
Here is an interesting case to follow over the next little while. The following is a reproduction from  EINNEWS . NEW ORLEANS — The ACLU of Louisiana has sued Abbeville’s mayor and police chief over a policy barring police from any social media use showing the city in a bad light. The policy is so vague that the plaintiff, police Sgt. Colt Landry, can’t tell what he’s allowed to do on social ...
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Are You Muting Your Own Information?

Are you killing your own information on Twitter? Everyday I see lots of great information on Twitter shared by some really amazing people, accounts and agencies. Some of this information is through running streams, while some comes through lists and more is found from just basic search parameters. But, one thing that shows up in almost every manner of information curating I see is the inexplicable...
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Bitcoin, Crypto-Currencies and Law Enforcement

Bitcoin, Crypto-Currencies and Law Enforcement
The following article first appeared on Policeone.com in January 2014. It is being re-posted on lawenforcement.social with the authors approval. Crypto-currency is a fast paced and evolving platform. Information contained in this article may be a bit outdated, but certainly worth the knowledge for law enforcement. Since 2011, I've been studying and investigating a new form of digital currency, oft...
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Social Media Allows Story To Go Viral

Social Media Allows Story To Go Viral
A touching story of forging friendships between an Independence (MO) Police Department motor officer and three boys. This story comes from Fox 4 News in Kansas City. INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — It started with a lunch trip to Chick-Fil-A and ended with an unlikely friendship. You might’ve seen a picture floating around Facebook or Twitter of an Independence police officer spending his lunch break wit...
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