The Law Enforcement Social Media Blog
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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Video used in social media is different from video produced for other platforms. A social media manager is dealing with the peculiarities of each social media platform, in terms of audience, video characteristics and timing. Some platforms will auto play the video as you view them in your time line, while other platforms will send you over to the video's hosting service to be played outside of the...
In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, we introduced our followers to some of the equipment we use for our podcast and our Blab show, "Cops on Blab." We also shared the equipment we use out in the field when we're in our patrol vehicles. Knowing we would have questions after the show, I've created this article to identify the products we spoke about. We've used all of t...
Recently, there have been incidents involving school resource officers, patrol officers, and school administrators encountering belligerent, defiant students who are challenging the legality and the authority of these leaders in a school setting. When these incidents occur, cell phone video, is usually posted on social media, either during the incident, or immediately following it. As you ca...
Safety and security on social media. Usually, we don't think about it until it's too late. We create an account on the most popular social media platforms, start typing away and posting pictures, and never think about who can see what. It's not until something scary or dangerous happens that we take a step back, and start panicking. When our children or teens encounter a dangerous episode online, ...