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.

Mike Bires is the founder of LawEnforcement.Social. He is a regular contributor to the blog and is the host of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, available on iTunes and Google Play.

Facebook Live

On this episode of the show, we welcome Mike back. Mike was busy with his son who was playing baseball over the past several weeks. Mike is happy to be back and didn’t skip a beat as we talked about Facebook Live and some of the tools, tips and tricks we use. Facebook Live In January of 2015 Facebook released live streaming on a slow roll out to make sure they were releasing a good product. It was...
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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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Anchor, Radio For The People, By The People (Episode 48)

  On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab, we interview Maya Prohovnic of Anchor. Anchor is a free iPhone app that makes it easy to broadcast short audio clips to a global audience in seconds. Your listeners can talk back, sparking instant group conversations that were never before possible. When not recording, listen to authentic humor, knowledge, inspira...
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How To Nurture Your LESM Community

It’s not enough simply to be on social media as a law enforcement agency. It’s vital that you engage with your followers. So once you have figured out how to use the various platforms it’s time to concentrate on nurturing your community. I have developed the 5 C’s approach to nurturing a law enforcement social media community, which I’m sharing here for the first time. If you are a law enforcement...
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Why'd You Stop Me? (WYSM) with Jason Lehman

There is a violent confrontation between the police and a community member EVERY hour in our country, and this violence often stems from a lack of understanding and mistrust for the police. It is crucial that we educate our future leaders in the community about policing in order to promote positive interactions between community members and the police. Long Beach police officer, Jason Lehman, crea...
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Content Calendar - May

Wondering what to post for the month of May? Don't worry, we struggle with this all the time as well. Depending upon the activity level in your agency, you may be posting "call-produced" content (news releases, wanted flyers, action videos, or PSA's) frequently, or you might be struggling to figure out what to post so your presence doesn't look like you've gone on vacation. Here's some ideas for t...
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