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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.

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 Information contained in this article may be a bit outdated, but certainly worth the knowledge for law enforcement.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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Tip: Sparking Engagement

Tip: Sparking Engagement
Need to get more attention to your department's Facebook page? Improving law enforcement's effectiveness with Facebook might require different thinking. Facebook, cops and controversy; It's a winning combination! I know what I am about to share with you is going to be very difficult for some to understand, justify, "get," or accept. However, if you sit back and ponder it for a little while, maybe ...
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Tip: Use Sprout Social Chrome Plugin

Tip: Use Sprout Social Chrome Plugin
For many of us, social media is a collateral duty in law enforcement. If you are going to do it well and standout among others, it also means you have to invest a great deal of time, whether "on the clock or not." Save time and use the SproutSocial extension for Google Chrome to schedule your content in advance. It's a cool trick which will make your life a little easier, providing you use the soc...
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