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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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Google's New Keyboard for iPhone

Google's New Keyboard for iPhone
If you didn't know, the Gboard keyboard became available on the App Store on May 12, 2016. It allows for searching of Google from anywhere you might be on your phone. Whether you're typing an email or a note, you can search Google without having to exit the program you are using to open up the Google app and complete your searching. Here's how to get it and use it: Download Gboard from the iTunes ...
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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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A Graphic Design Tool for Social Media Managers

A Graphic Design Tool for Social Media Managers
In this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, we review a new Facebook app, share a tip on taking notes and we speak to the co-founder of Snappa, Christopher Gimmer. Who Deleted Me Co-host Marc Marty found a new app which gives you a heads up which of your friends "un-friends" you on Facebook. The app, named "Who Deleted Me" is available for both iOS and Android devices. You can eve...
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A Cool Trick For Busy Social Media Managers

A Cool Trick For Busy Social Media Managers
So have you ever been driving and had a great idea which you wanted to write down. At the same time, you're driving to or from work or an appointment, and don't have time to pull over. As law enforcement social media managers, the last thing we would want to do is text, type or write while we drive our motor vehicles, right? Here are some cool tips to help you remember things to do... iPhone Siri ...
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