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The following articles, tools or topics were discussed in this class. There are many other products on the internet, however, these products have been used by us and are dependable for the purpose of law enforcement social media.

Terms of Use / Legalities

Article: What Every Law Enforcement Facebook Page Needs

Case Study: Hawaii Defense Foundation vs. City of Honolulu

Case Study: Karras vs. San Diego County Sheriff

Case Study: Smith vs. Village of Arena

Tool: Terms of Use Generator

Tool: Obscene Language List for Moderation

Video Software / Apps

Desktop Software: Animoto

Desktop Software: Camtasia

Desktop Software: Lumen5

Desktop Software: iMovie

Desktop Software: Fastory

Mobile App: Cut Story

Mobile App: Video Shop

Mobile App: Clips (iPhone only)

Mobile App: GoPro Splice

Photo and Graphics Software / Apps

Mobile App: Ripl (Creates text overlays and dynamic/moving photos)

Mobile App: VSCO

Mobile App: Big Lens (Used to blur portions of a photo)

Mobile App: WordSwag (Used to create infographics on mobile device)

Mobile App: Snapseed for iPhone / Snapseed for Android

Mobile App: ProCamera

Mobile App: iWaterMark

Mobile App: Fused

Desktop Software: Canva (Used to create graphics according to size requirements of various platforms)

Desktop Software: Stencil (Used to create graphics according to size requirements of various platforms; Large quantity of stock photos included in price)

Desktop Software: PicMonkey (Used for photo editing, resizing, cropping, etc.

Desktop Software: Pixlr

Desktop Software: Story Books

Desktop Software: Clipping Magic

Desktop Software: Easel.ly

Desktop Software: WeTransfer

Twitter Chat / Display Software

These websites will allow you to display tweets containing a certain hashtag and/or user. Useful if monitoring an incident hashtag or you need to post updates for an incident, in which the hashtag will be automatically added to all your posts.

TwitterFall

TweetChat

Spelling / Grammar Tools

Grammarly

Naming Convention Tools

These tools will assist you in finding which usernames are available for a majority of platforms. This way, you can attempt to keep your username the same across all platforms.

NameCheckr

NameChk

Platform Verification Procedures

Many platforms offer a symbol which is placed near the username to verify the authenticity of the account. You have to apply to receive this verification.

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

YouTube

Equipment List

The items listed below have been tested and are used by the instructors. They are recommended due to their durability, compatibility with various devices, and pricing.

The Basics

Click on item to learn more or purchase

Microphone: IK Multimedia iRig Dual Lavalier Microphone Kit

Microphone Extension Cable: Rode Microphones SC1 TRRS Extension Cable

Mini-Tripod: 11" Tripod Mount with Phone Holder

Suction Cup Window Mount: RoadVise iPhone Car Mount Holder

Extra Battery: Anker PowerCore 10000

Add-Ons

Tripods and Holders: 

Takama Flip-Zip Tripod Monopod Kit

Square Jellyfish Metal Spring Tripod Mount

Mega Grip Tripod Adapter with Phone Holder

Wireless Rode Microphone System (For Interviews and Reporting):

Rode Reporter Mic

Rode RODELink Newsshooter Kit - Digital Wireless System

Wireless Lavalier Microphones (For Solo Interviews and Action Scenes):

Rode RodeLink FM Wireless Filmmaker System

Samson Stage XPD1 USB Wireless Presentation System

iOgrapher Holders:

iOgrapher Filmmaking Case for iPhone 7 Plus / 8 Plus

iOgrapher Filmmaking Case for the iPhone 6/6S/7

iOgrapher Filmmaking Kit For iPad Mini iPad 2,3