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Mike Bires

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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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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Mike Bires

Episode 10 - A Recap of The LESM Conference

Episode 10 - A Recap of The LESM Conference
Do you know how to feature a video on your department's Facebook page? Want to learn more about the presenters of The Law Enforcement Social Media Conference recently held online? Consider attending the Digital Engagement Strategies For Government Public Affairs training coming up in Washington D.C. Featured Video on Facebook In our podcast, Marc spoke about the benefits of making an uploaded vide...
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Mike Bires

Episode 9 - A Book About Twitter For Law Enforcement

Episode 9 - A Book About Twitter For Law Enforcement
In Episode 9 of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, we interview the author of the book, "How To Use Twitter - A Guide For Law Enforcement." Chief Billy Grogan's book is set to be released on Amazon on July 20th, 2015. About The Book This book walks you through the basics of setting up a Twitter account, such as selecting a username or "handle," to creating your header photo. Chief Grogan of...
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Mike Bires

Amber Southard Talks About Periscope And Law Enforcement

Amber Southard Talks About Periscope And Law Enforcement
From KABC3 Alabama - The Gulf Shores Police Department has found a way to use Twitter's Periscope App to help directly communicate with the people. About two weeks ago Corporal Josh Coleman with the Gulf Shores Police Department says he stumbled across the app. After further research, Corporal Coleman wrote an article on how the app can help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community...
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Mike Bires

Thanks To Facebook, Another Child Returned Safely To Parents

Thanks To Facebook, Another Child Returned Safely To Parents
On April 19th, A 2-year-old child was found in an Aurora, Colorado restaurant, with the parents nowhere to be located. The Aurora Police Department posted on their Facebook and Twitter pages photos and information about the child, in an effort to get more information about her, and find her parents.  Thanks to the shares and re-tweets on social media, Aurora PD's efforts were successful. The ...
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