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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.

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Marc Marty

Anchor The IOS App

Anchor The IOS App
Anchor is a free app for IOS that allows you to record and broadcast up to 2 minutes of audio.  It’s being touted as the first true public radio.  Once you record a wave and publish it, your listeners can reply creating instant conversations.  Recording audio in Anchor is easy.  Simply hold your phone up to your ear as you would when speaking on the phone and speak.  When ...
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Mike Bires

Wael Ghonim Got Me Thinking If Social Media Is Really All That

Wael Ghonim Got Me Thinking If Social Media Is Really All That
When I finally got off my butt and went for a walk on my prep for me weight loss challenge, I decided to listen to a podcast to make the walk more interesting. I stumbled across a recording on TED Talks which sparked my curiosity - "Let's design social media that drives real change" by Wael Ghonim. Now Wael's talk was about his activism in and how he took to social media to invigorate a huge chang...
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Marc Marty

Creative Content for The Super Bowl

Creative Content for The Super Bowl
On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab we talk about publishing content for the Super Bowl.  When this show is released, the Super Bowl will have came and went  and the Denver Broncos will have been crowned the winners, the content provided in this show will help you with any other type of large event.  So make sure you listen all the way throug...
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Marc Marty

Periscope's Update 1.3.5 For IOS

Periscope's Update 1.3.5 For IOS
Periscope released update 1.3.5 for IOS yesterday (February 16, 2016) with some cool new features. The new daylight map feature allows you to see a subtle curb (see below) on the map that would allow you to view endless sunrises and sunsets around the world by simply following the curve around the map.   You can also now view a broadcaster's local time inside their broadcast as long as it's l...
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Marc Marty

Cyberwise - Online Safety Education For Parents and Teachers

Cyberwise - Online Safety Education For Parents and Teachers
If you are a parent or teacher, you won't want to miss this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab.  Our guest for this episode is Diana Graber, the founder of CyberWise.org and CyberCivics.com . CyberWise.org provides an informative website loaded with free videos, ebooks, curated news and research about digital media for online safety. They provide workshops an...
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Marc Marty

What Are Your Goals For 2016? #LESM Peach, The New App

What Are Your Goals For 2016? #LESM Peach, The New App
On this episode of the law enforcement social media podcast, Mike, Tony and I are joined by our newest co host Pat Fitzgibbons and we talk about the new P each app, Azusa PD's new HALO program for the homeless and setting goals for 2016.    Pat Fitzgibbons Patrick Fitzgibbons is a law enforcement professional with approximately 20 years of experience in various capacities   He curre...
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