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.
Jun
07

Cops Racist, Violent And Poor Behavior On Facebook

​Within one week, multiple news outlets have been reporting about violent, racist, or sexist photos, videos, memes, and comments made by police officers on Facebook. For years, we have been advocating that law enforcement agencies need to do more in terms of how their employees use social media on a personal level. Most agencies have a policy that,...
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 ...
Apr
15

3 Photo Mistakes Commonly Found On Social Media

The days of text covered graphics and low-quality photos are over. If you don't use high-quality pictures on social media, your reach and engagement will suffer significantly. ​Because there are so many great photos published on social media, the bar of expectation for each picture to be great, has been raised. With the improvement of smartphone an...
Apr
09

Forfeited By The Police; Right To Free Speech On Social Media

  This article's content has been updated since it's original publication date of October 17, 2014. When you're a police officer, you are held to a higher standard. You were explained that in the police academy, and you gladly accepted it. You were happy to merely have a law enforcement job, right? If you think it's unfair, then you should pro...
Apr
08

Distracted Driver Social Media Campaigns: Live-Streaming Video

​The month of April is recognized as Distracted Driver Awareness Month. Through the positive efforts of law enforcement to bring attention to this problem, other countries also recognize this epidemic and are helping to reduce drivers from being distracted. Public information officers, police officers, and others assigned to manage their law enforc...