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.
Janae Zich

Latest Instagram Updates For Increased Engagement

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In this episode of the Law Enforcement Social podcast, the hosts are discussing the importance of being fluid with social media and staying on top of software updates to optimize the reach to your audience. Different social media platforms have different audiences and purposes; Mike, Marc, and Tamrin fill us in on how they utilize each outlet to op...
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Janae Zich

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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Tamrin Olden

5 Common Instagram Mistakes

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 5 COMMON INSTAGRAM MISTAKES Instagram is my personal favorite social media platform and it is gaining significant popularity amongst government agencies. The latest stats show it has grown to over 800 million monthly active users and is beating out Facebook and Twitter as the preferred social media network of teens and young adults (you will ...
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Tamrin Olden

Instagram Tip: Using Location to Expand Reach

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If you aren't using locations in your Instagram posts and stories you should be! It's a quick and easy way to expand your reach, target your audience and create opportunities to connect and engage with the community. Here are three reasons why and how to do it: Geotag your location: Something so simple yet oftentimes forgotten. Doing this allows yo...
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Marc Marty

Anchor The IOS App

Anchor The IOS App
Anchor is a free app for IOS that allows you to record and broadcast up to 2 minutes of audio.  It’s being touted as the first true public radio.  Once you record a wave and publish it, your listeners can reply creating instant conversations.  Recording audio in Anchor is easy.  Simply hold your phone up to your ear as you would when speaking on the phone and speak.  When ...
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Mike Bires

Wael Ghonim Got Me Thinking If Social Media Is Really All That

Wael Ghonim Got Me Thinking If Social Media Is Really All That
When I finally got off my butt and went for a walk on my prep for me weight loss challenge, I decided to listen to a podcast to make the walk more interesting. I stumbled across a recording on TED Talks which sparked my curiosity - "Let's design social media that drives real change" by Wael Ghonim. Now Wael's talk was about his activism in and how he took to social media to invigorate a huge chang...
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