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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.
Mike Bires

How To Send A Tweet

How To Send A Tweet
When you're new to social media, composing a message on one of the most popular social media platforms can be somewhat intimidating. This article will help newcomers compose a tweet, and offer some insight to new features for the veteran social media user. In law enforcement social media, or "LESM," every agency that I'm aware of uses Twitter as a ...
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Mike Bires

Facebook Photos and Videos

Facebook Photos and Videos
In this episode, Marc and Mike discuss some tricks for using photos and videos in your posts on Facebook. You'll get greater reach and engagement when you follow what they suggest. Many of us in the law enforcement profession do not have the luxury of paying to promote our content on Facebook. If you stay on top of the latest news and info in socia...
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Mike Bires

Instagram Stories for Law Enforcement

Instagram Stories for Law Enforcement
After years of attempting to acquire Snapchat or at least create a competing product, Facebook has created a new feature added to the Instagram platform, now known as Instagram Stories. On Tuesday, August 2, the world was treated to a surprise. Although some controversy surrounds this latest addition to the social media world, Instagram Stories mad...
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Mike Bires

Facebook Live / National Night Out

Facebook Live / National Night Out
Marc and Mike come back after a brief time away from the microphones, and talk about the live stream video feature Facebook Live. We're crash test dummies... Marc's quote of the show In this episode, Mike and Marc discuss the trials and tribulations of live-stream video. Most people are using Facebook Live through their mobile devices. However, to ...
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Marc Marty

Snapchat Series: Getting Started for Law Enforcement

Snapchat Series: Getting Started for Law Enforcement
In this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, Mike and I talk about how to get started with Snapchat with your agency.    Snapchat For Law Enforcement    What's the latest? 100 mill daily users 60% users contributing daily content  9000 snaps per second Daily video views 10 billion 73% are millennials 77% are college students  Value $16 billion Why do w...
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Marc Marty

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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