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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.

Facebook Live / National Night Out

Facebook Live / National Night Out
Marc and Mike come back after a brief time away from the microphones, and talk about the live stream video feature Facebook Live. We're crash test dummies... Marc's quote of the show In this episode, Mike and Marc discuss the trials and tribulations of live-stream video. Most people are using Facebook Live through their mobile devices. However, to ...
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Snapchat Series: Getting Started for Law Enforcement

Snapchat Series: Getting Started for Law Enforcement
In this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, Mike and I talk about how to get started with Snapchat with your agency.    Snapchat For Law Enforcement    What's the latest? 100 mill daily users 60% users contributing daily content  9000 snaps per second Daily video views 10 billion 73% are millennials 77% are college students  Value $16 billion Why do w...
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Are The Police Safe With Cell 411

Are The Police Safe With Cell 411
On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media podcast, we discuss the new Cell 411 app. Mike conducted some testing of this app and wrote a whole article on it.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, you can click here to read the article. What are your thoughts about this app?  We'd love to hear your thoughts.  Leave us a comment  To listen to the show now, click below. If you...
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Distracted Driving - Don't Text, Snap or Stream and Drive

Distracted Driving - Don't Text, Snap or Stream and Drive
On this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast and COPS on Blab, we talk about distracted driving.  Distracted driving has become a major issue not just in the US, but throughout the world.  April is distracted driving month in the state of California.  The goal is to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving and educate drivers.    We have seen an increase in traffic accid...
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Facebook Live

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

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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