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.

Facebook Page Tactic: Live News Release

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One thing is for sure about the people who use social media and follow your department's Facebook page; They don't have the "social time" to read news releases which are written for the news media. Too many times, we see departments still writing their news releases in a manner for the newsroom editor, and not for the public. People want real, auth...
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Latest Instagram Updates For Increased Engagement

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In this episode of the Law Enforcement Social podcast, the hosts are discussing the importance of being fluid with social media and staying on top of software updates to optimize the reach to your audience. Different social media platforms have different audiences and purposes; Mike, Marc, and Tamrin fill us in on how they utilize each outlet to op...
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Your #LESM Social Media Strategy for 2018 - Episode 70

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In this episode of the Law Enforcement Social podcast, Tim Burrows from The Police Podcast is joining us in the studio for a special crossover episode. Tim is a retired police officer, cyber safety expert, and a social media consultant for law enforcement. After his retirement, he has made it his focus to helping government and law enforcement to c...
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5 Common Instagram Mistakes

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Instagram is my personal favorite social media platform and it is gaining significant popularity amongst government agencies. The latest stats show it has grown to over 800 million monthly active users and is beating out Facebook and Twitter as the preferred social media network of teens and young adults (you will hear why that is important to you ...
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Twitter's 280 Characters & Emergency Management

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​ You can now tweet 280 characters rather than 140 on Twitter. Twitter claims they first tested this in September of this year, " so every person around the world could express themselves easily in a Tweet." Personally, I think Twitter is trying to stay in the game with the other social media platforms that are often adding new features monthly and...
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Setting Your Style on Instagram

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In our last Instagram For Government class, we discussed setting a style for your Instagram page. What is "setting a style" on Instagram? When visitors come to your page, you want there to be a response of "oh, cool," "wow," or "I like that." It primarily has to do with appealing aesthetics, just like almost everything on Instagram. From The Top ​ ...
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