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Your #LESM Social Media Strategy for 2018 - Episode 70

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In this episode of the Law Enforcement Social podcast, Tim Burrows from The Police Podcast is joining us in the studio for a special crossover episode. Tim is a retired police officer, cyber safety expert, and a social media consultant for law enforcement. After his retirement, he has made it his focus to helping government and law enforcement to c...
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Marc Marty

Facebook Live, Now On A Computer Near You

Facebook Live, Now On A Computer Near You
Tired of streaming to Facebook Live with your mobile device? Now you don't have to. You can now use Facebook Live from your computer.  No mobile device required.  What does this mean for LESM you ask? Not much.  It's not a game changer, but it is another option for you when creating your live stream strategy for your Facebook Li...
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Mike Bires

Facebook Photos and Videos

Facebook Photos and Videos
In this episode, Marc and Mike discuss some tricks for using photos and videos in your posts on Facebook. You'll get greater reach and engagement when you follow what they suggest. Many of us in the law enforcement profession do not have the luxury of paying to promote our content on Facebook. If you stay on top of the latest news and info in socia...
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Marc Marty

Facebook Instant Reply And Messenger Templates, Episode 33

Facebook Instant Reply And Messenger Templates, Episode 33
Facebook Instant Reply Facebook Instant reply is a new feature that allows Page owners to create, save and then use custom, canned messages when communicating with people through Facebook Messaging.  This new addition will help law enforcement agencies that are not able to monitor their page 24 hours a day to send an immediate message to someone .  By creating this message, you are still...
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Mike Bires

Are You Using The Facebook Instant Reply Feature?

Are You Using The Facebook Instant Reply Feature?
We all know staying on top of those incoming messages on Facebook can sometimes pose a challenge for us here in law enforcement social media. For example, if you are in an organization where monitoring of your department's social media platforms 24 hours a day is not possible, you only have two choices; Ignore the incoming messages and address them the next time a member of your social media team ...
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Mike Bires

Sprout Social and Facebook Images: The Solution

Sprout Social and Facebook Images: The Solution
We use Sprout Social here at LawEnforcement.Social to manage our social media accounts, and the police department where I work has their own Sprout Social account for the department's various platforms. Although I love the platform because it simplifies doing certain tasks, there is one issue it can't handle.  Uploading Photos Using Sprout Social - The Problem If you've ever tried to upload a...
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