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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.

How To Launch Your Law Enforcement Twitter Hashtag

How To Launch Your Law Enforcement Twitter Hashtag
Hashtags are the holy grail of Twitter. Developed initially by Twitter users to filter conversations, they are now used strategically to build an online community and generate online PR. So how can law enforcement agencies use the hashtag to raise awareness and how do you get it to trend? Well, I hope to answer those questions in this blog post. Don’t forget to follow the #LESM hashtag for all thi...
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Facebook Pages Are For The Community, Not The Police

Facebook Pages Are For The Community, Not The Police
In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, the crew is joined by Tim Burrows, a leader in law enforcement social media. Tim believes that police department Facebook pages should be focusing on and targeting the community, rather than solely the department's activities. Retired Toronto Police Sergeant Tim Burrows joins the crew this week on The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast...
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Cybersafety Tips, Questions and Answers for Parents of Teens

Cybersafety Tips, Questions and Answers for Parents of Teens
If you're the parent of a teen looking for some guidance, tips, and information about keeping your family safe online, then you should watch this video. It's an "easy read" as far as videos are concerned, as the law enforcement officers in this video share their knowledge, personal experience, and tips in a very relaxed and casual way. Hosted by Tony Moore, with guests Chris Meadows, Brett Shavers...
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This Week's Guest On COPS on BLAB: Sgt. Tim Burrows

This Week's Guest On COPS on BLAB: Sgt. Tim Burrows
This Thursday, October 15th, 2015, at 8 p.m. P/T, Sergeant Tim Burrows (Retired) will be joining our BLAB and Episode 21 of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast. About Tim Tim is one of the founding fathers of law enforcement social media, having spent 25 years as a police officer with the last several years of his career spent leading the charge for law enforcement to adopt social media as pa...
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We Take The Show To BLAB

We Take The Show To BLAB
In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, Arlen, Marc and I took the show onto the new live video streaming service called BLAB. We had a great time actually fielding some live questions and had some cameo appearances by Deputy Tony Moore of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department , and Mr. Jon "Mitch" Jackson, an attorney in Orange County who is breaking ground on social me...
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If This Then That - How IFTTT can work for you?

If This Then That - How IFTTT can work for you?
  In episode 19 of the Law Enforcement Social Media podcast we talk about If This Then That and how it can work for you.   What is IFTTT?  IFTTT gives you creative control over the products and apps you love. What are Recipes? Recipes are simple connections between products and apps. There are two types of Recipes: DO Recipes and IF Recipes. DO Recipes DO Recipes run with just a tap...
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