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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

Can Social Media Be Safe and Private? It Might Be With Frienedy

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, ...
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Mike Bires

CyberBullying: The Megan Meier Tragedy

Listen To The Podcast Tina Meier, mother of Megan Meier On October 16, 2006, Tina Meier’s life took a devastating turn when her 13-year-old daughter, Megan Taylor Meier, took her own life after being cyberbullied by an adult neighbor. In December of 2007, Tina Meier founded the Megan Meier Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to promote awareness, education and positive change in response to ...
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Mike Bires

There's More To It Than Just Hitting The Publish Button

Listen To The Podcast Law enforcement social media is different from the business marketing world, in that we don't have funds for high-end marketing campaigns and the skillset most social media managers have is somewhat limited.  However, that's why we exist here at LawEnforcement.Social. We're striving every day to give police officers, deputy sheriffs, civilian employees and others who man...
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Mike Bires

Female Professionals on Social Media; Your Safety's At Risk

Listen To The Podcast Episode 22 of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on BLAB takes on an often overlooked and difficult subject - women being harassed or treated differently on social media. If you are a manager of law enforcement social media, this is a show you need to watch. If you are running a business or using social media for career purposes, and you are not in law enforcem...
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Mike Bires

Facebook Pages Are For The Community, Not The Police

Facebook Pages Are For The Community, Not The Police
Scroll Down To Watch, Or Listen Now 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 that solely the department's activities. Retired Toronto Police Sergeant Tim Burrows joins the crew this week on The ...
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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. Watch Now   Hosted by Tony Moore, with guests Chris Meadows...
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