Social Media CAN Make a Difference

SM LightbulbI have often talked and spoken about the benefits of law enforcement using social media.  I think most of us who use it, recognize what a powerful tool social media can be.  Law enforcement uses social media for many reasons.  We use it to check the backgrounds on our recruits; for investigations; to educate our citizens; to provide information; for homeland security purposes; to market our departments and dozens of other reasons.

We in law enforcement have used social media recently as a counter balance for all of the negativity directed toward us in the media and through social media.  We post information about all of the positive accomplishments of our staff and provide great examples of our engagement with our communities.  Are we making a difference?  Are our citizens actually getting the message?

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Current #LESM News

  • Report: Rep. Joe Barton threatened ex-lover with police 23 Nov 2017 04:58 AP News / Indystar DALLAS (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report. The Washington …
  • Rep. Joe Barton threatened ex-lover with police 23 Nov 2017 04:56 The Fresno Bee U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report. The Washington Post reported …
  • Twitter's egalitarian ethos is out of step with the real world 23 Nov 2017 04:50 The Sydney Morning Herald This month, Twitter did something radical: The social network famous for its 140-character limit doubled it to 280. Weirdly, the world didn't end. There was some whining from old-timers, which quickly died out. Mostly, everything was OK. Some might …
  • The Latest: Report: Barton said he'd go to police over photo 23 Nov 2017 04:45 Myrtle Beach Sun News The Latest on U.S. Rep. Joe Barton's response to a nude photograph of him circulated on social media (all times local): 10:15 p.m. A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos …
  • Report: Barton said he'd go to police over photo 23 Nov 2017 04:41 The Herald The Latest on U.S. Rep. Joe Barton's response to a nude photograph of him circulated on social media (all times local): 10:15 p.m. A published report says U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos …

This is a fantastic message for law enforcement!

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