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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.

Are The Police Safe With Cell 411

Are The Police Safe With Cell 411
On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media podcast, we discuss the new Cell 411 app. Mike conducted some testing of this app and wrote a whole article on it.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, you can click here to read the article. What are your thoughts about this app?  We'd love to hear your thoughts.  Leave us a comment  To listen to the show now, click below. If you...
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Distracted Driving - Don't Text, Snap or Stream and Drive

Distracted Driving - Don't Text, Snap or Stream and Drive
On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab, we talk about distracted driving.  Distracted driving has become a major issue not just in the US, but throughout the world.  April is distracted driving month in the state of California.  The goal is to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving and educate drivers.    We have seen an increase in traffic accid...
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Facebook Live

Facebook Live
On this episode of the show, we welcome Mike back. Mike was busy with his son who was playing baseball over the past several weeks. Mike is happy to be back and didn’t skip a beat as we talked about Facebook Live and some of the tools, tips and tricks we use. Facebook Live In January of 2015 Facebook released live streaming on a slow roll out to make sure they were releasing a good product. It was...
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Google's New Keyboard for iPhone

Google's New Keyboard for iPhone
If you didn't know, the Gboard keyboard became available on the App Store on May 12, 2016. It allows for searching of Google from anywhere you might be on your phone. Whether you're typing an email or a note, you can search Google without having to exit the program you are using to open up the Google app and complete your searching. Here's how to get it and use it: Download Gboard from the iTunes ...
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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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How To Nurture Your LESM Community

How To Nurture Your LESM Community
It’s not enough simply to be on social media as a law enforcement agency. It’s vital that you engage with your followers. So once you have figured out how to use the various platforms it’s time to concentrate on nurturing your community. I have developed the 5 C’s approach to nurturing a law enforcement social media community, which I’m sharing here for the first time. If you are a law enforcement...
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