The Law Enforcement Social Media Blog

The authoritative resource for news, information, and tips for and about law enforcement social media. Learn marketing strategy, social media strategy, and digital strategy to help your law enforcement and public safety messaging.

Tamrin Olden is co-owner of LawEnforcement.Social, the parent company of LawEnforcementSocialMediaTraining.com and LawEnforcementWebsiteDesign.com. She is a public information officer for a law enforcement agency in Southern California and is the lead trainer of social media classes provided by Law Enforcement Social Media Training.

May
15

A Pivot For 2019; Law Enforcement and Facebook Stories

Facebook Stories is an untapped resource for law enforcement social media managers wanting to gain more reach and engagement on their department's Facebook page.  Let's face it. Unless you have money to spend on advertising on Facebook, the organic reach has drastically declined since 2012. However, if you take advantage of the current state o...
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May
10

A Different Police News Release; The Live Video News Release

With people's busy schedules, the bombardment of people's notifications of text messages, emails, IM's, DM's and more, reading your news release might be last on people's agendas. Those in charge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube know one thing is for sure; it's no longer a game of people having to accept the ecosystem of the ...
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May
03

Police Websites: Why They Suck And How To Fix It

Suck is a pretty harsh word, but one that is repeatedly heard over and over among department employees, and more often than not, the general public. Think about it; when was the last time someone told you how great their police department's website is? Reason #1: Poor Website Design  There are a few popular companies who specialize in providin...
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Apr
29

How Police Officer & Business Owner Ryan Tillman Is Crushing It

Across the country, there are many police officers who have started small businesses. From tactical gear and t-shirts to flags and nutrition supplements, cops are finding ways to use their creativity to generate extra income. For Ryan Tillman, his business is gaining momentum, and it's about to explode wide open. ​Growing up in the Southern Ca...
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Apr
20

Do You Know About The Tellonym App?

A safety tip for law enforcement social media and public safety social media managers to consider publishing on their social media platforms for their communities.  the Tellonym app allows students (and strangers) to ask and answer questions anonymously. The Tellonym app can be linked to a user's Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter account, allowi...
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Apr
19

The Shell On Challenge

A safety tip for law enforcement social media and public safety social media managers to consider publishing on their social media platforms for their communities.  ​The 'Shell On' social media challenge is a trend that is gaining popularity among students. Teens are challenging each other to eat banana peels, candy wrappers, and other food it...
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