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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.

Why'd You Stop Me? (WYSM) with Jason Lehman

Why'd You Stop Me? (WYSM) with Jason Lehman
There is a violent confrontation between the police and a community member EVERY hour in our country, and this violence often stems from a lack of understanding and mistrust for the police. It is crucial that we educate our future leaders in the community about policing in order to promote positive interactions between community members and the police. Long Beach police officer, Jason Lehman, crea...
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Content Calendar - May

Content Calendar - May
Wondering what to post for the month of May? Don't worry, we struggle with this all the time as well. Depending upon the activity level in your agency, you may be posting "call-produced" content (news releases, wanted flyers, action videos, or PSA's) frequently, or you might be struggling to figure out what to post so your presence doesn't look like you've gone on vacation. Here's some ideas for t...
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Snapchat With Carlos Gil

Snapchat With Carlos Gil
On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab, we talk about everything snapchat with Carlos Gil.  If you don't follow Carlos on Snapchat, you must add him at TheCarlosGil.  He's is one of the foremost experts and advocates of snapchat.  The Carlos Gil  We talk with Carlos Gil about Snapchat.  Carlos Gil is an innovative, bilingual (Engl...
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Cell Phone App Threatens Law Enforcement Officers' Safety

Cell Phone App Threatens Law Enforcement Officers' Safety
Background: In August of 2015, a new app was published for iPhone and Android users which allows users to alert friends if they are being arrested, involved in a traffic stop, “CopBlocking,” and other similar incidents. The app will allow the user to also provide turn-by-turn directions using Google Maps for friends to get to their location, as well as to provide a live video stream of whatever in...
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Safetrek, Hold Until Safe

Safetrek, Hold Until Safe
On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media podcast and COPS on Blab, we interviewed Safetrek co-founder Rob Roderick. Safetrek SafeTrek is a mobile personal safety app that bridges the gap between doing nothing and calling 911 in an unsafe situation. SafeTrek allows you to proactively protect yourself without the heavy commitment of calling 911. The way SafeTrek works is simple - If you a...
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The Sexual Exploitation of Children

The Sexual Exploitation of Children
On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab, we interview Minister Sherman Jones regarding the sexual exploitation of children.   Sherman Levelt Jones Sherman was born in Los Angeles California on December 5, 1958. He lived the first half of his life under the guidance of his mother's parents the...
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