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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.

A Recap of The LESM Conference

A Recap of The LESM Conference
Do you know how to feature a video on your department's Facebook page? Want to learn more about the presenters of The Law Enforcement Social Media Conference recently held online? Consider attending the Digital Engagement Strategies For Government Public Affairs training coming up in Washington D.C. Featured Video on Facebook In our podcast, Marc spoke about the benefits of making an uploaded vide...
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A Book About Twitter For Law Enforcement

A Book About Twitter For Law Enforcement
In Episode 9 of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, we interview the author of the book, "How To Use Twitter - A Guide For Law Enforcement." Chief Billy Grogan's book is set to be released on Amazon on July 20th, 2015. About The Book This book walks you through the basics of setting up a Twitter account, such as selecting a username or "handle," to creating your header photo. Chief Grogan of...
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I Built Your Live Stream Video Kit For You!

I Built Your Live Stream Video Kit For You!
Although I put the kit together, you still need to purchase it from your favorite camera vendor! At least you can use the info in this post to help you make your purchase. If you are like many social media marketers and enthusiasts, you’re probably getting into live video streaming apps like Periscope, Meerkat and NomadCast.  The benefits of these applications for law enforcement social media usag...
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Live Stream Video

Live Stream Video
As law enforcement social media managers become better acquainted with how the media operates and a mutual respect grows on both sides of the fence, we want to offer a tip which will benefit both the cops and the media. If you are in a smaller organization, in which one single high-profile incident can literally tie up the whole shift, then the last thing you need is the media calling to do an int...
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A Graphic Design Tool for Social Media Managers

A Graphic Design Tool for Social Media Managers
In this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, we review a new Facebook app, share a tip on taking notes and we speak to the co-founder of Snappa, Christopher Gimmer. Who Deleted Me Co-host Marc Marty found a new app which gives you a heads up which of your friends "un-friends" you on Facebook. The app, named "Who Deleted Me" is available for both iOS and Android devices. You can eve...
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Social Media Day, Chief Grogan's Book and The LESM Conference

Social Media Day, Chief Grogan's Book and The LESM Conference
In this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, I share some great tips I picked up from one of the presenters, Pat Flynn, at Social Media Day San Diego in beautiful San Diego, California, on Tuesday, June 30th. The day was awesome, with notable specialists and authors, presenting on various social media topics.  I'll cover more tips from some of the other presenters in upcoming ...
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